First Ever Live Video of High School Games On Mobile Phones
March 8, 2011Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Watch KHSAA Sweet 16® Games Free From Anywhere With iHigh.com®'s Internet and Mobile StreamingLexington, KY
-- For the first time ever, live video of a major high school event will be available on mobile phones around the world. Thanks to iHigh.com's® new mobile streaming service, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Boys' and Girls' Sweet 16® Basketball Tournaments will be available free on computer, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows or Blackberry smart phone by going to KHSAA.tv
"The Sweet 16® Tournaments are not just a series of games - they are huge special events in the state," said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. "We are really excited to be on the cutting edge of technology and bring these events to fans everywhere."
iHigh.com® CEO Jim Host says that this kind of coverage is unprecedented.
"This is the first time in the nation any major high school event has been available on mobile devices," Host said. "iHigh® is thrilled to offer this kind of access to fans around the world."
There's no app to download or fee to enjoy the coverage. Viewers with a 3G or 4G smart phone with a current OS/web browser can simply go to KHSAA.tv, and click on the links for KHSAA Sweet 16®.
iHigh's® coverage of both tournaments will also include live video of the post-game press conferences, as well as photo galleries, video clips and more.
iHigh.com® COO Tim Campbell says the mobile streaming is another in a series of technology advancements iHigh® brings at no charge to high schools and their students.
"Over 21,000 high school events nationwide have been streamed on iHigh® by students and other broadcasters, with 16,000 of those happening in just the past six months. Everything on iHigh.com® will be available on mobile devices in the coming weeks. Students are evolving from a computer-based world to a mobile world and we're here to give them the tools to bring their sports, music and other high school events to fans everywhere."
iHigh® and the KHSAA will be working with long time streaming partner EZStream of Providence, Rhode Island to provide the service.
The 2011 Houchens' Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16® Tournament will get underway March 9-12 at the E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.
The 2011 PNC/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16® Tournament will return to historic Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington on March 16-19.
iHigh.com®, Inc. is a national high school network providing free Web services to high schools and high school student-athletes across the United States. iHigh.com® provides free Web tools that allow high school sports teams and other groups to broadcast live streaming video, post stories, photos, video clips, schedules and other information to a page customized with a high school's colors and logos. For more information, go to http://www.ihigh.com//.
About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association:
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501 3(c) organization made up of 278 member schools, both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions state championships in 19 sports, licenses and trains over 4,100 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its member school student athletes as well as overseeing coaching education and medical symposium programs.