BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — There's nothing like the moment a student-athlete brings a crowd to their feet, but with so much uncertainty surrounding high school sports, fans and student sections may be on their way out.
That's why the NFHS Network is stepping in. The network was created in 2013 with one goal in mind: to highlight every student-athlete and competition across the country.
"Sports is a community," Mark Koski, the CEO of NFHS Network said. "How do we showcase those events? The NFHS Network is there to do that."
Since their establishment thousands of schools have joined the network to stream both regular season and championship events.
Over the last month, those numbers have doubled thanks to a new promotion.
"This environment that we know right now is tough on us all," Koski said. "But at least we have a solution that we can provide for schools and fans."
Thanks to investors, the network is providing schools with up to two Pixellot units at no cost. They're automatic cameras that allow schools to broadcast games without that extra manpower.
"Once the athletic director uploads the schedule into the system the camera turns on 15 minutes prior to the game, it automatically picks up the game contest, and zooms into the play for the fans," Koski explained.
What fans will then see is a database of games that can be watched live and on demand for a monthly ($7.99) or annual ($69.99) subscription. It's a great second option during these uncertain times.
"We sure hope that fans are able to make it to the contest," Koski said. "But this is for the aunts and uncles, grandparents, and casual fans to be able to watch these students."
Those interested in learning more about the promotion can head to this link.
Those interested in learning more about subscriptions can head to this link.