We are certainly living in unprecedented times. And it seems like the information we are receiving is changing day by day. We are in a constant state of flux. I think it is important to start looking at solutions and being proactive.
Sports on every level is being affected – from the Pros to Semi-pro to College to High School. And this varies from state to state and city to city. Will we be able to have games at all? Will we be able to have games with fans or with a minimum number of fans attending? Will we be able to have the games with just the players? It seems that continuous testing of players and coaches may offer an immediate solution – but how is that administered and enforced? It is hard to imagine fans attending until they can be reasonably protected and even then, would they want to? There are definitely more questions than answers.
Friday Night Lights is a real thing in Texas, where football is King. And “if there is a will there’s a way.” So we need to explore all options.
Live streaming football games in the past was simply boring – usually one or two cameras, and about as basic as it can be unless it was the playoffs. What if we could do a professional broadcast with multi-cameras and announcers and we could present Friday Night Lights in a way that fans are used to seeing on television? What if this broadcast can be available on a schools website and/or social media? And most importantly, what if we could run sponsor commercials as a way to offset the costs? We can do this!
What about UIL rules? Each school district needs to look at the rules governing them. We have been working with several school districts (and UIL) for years and we have learned that schools are able to broadcast non-playoff home games.
We have been live streaming and digital broadcasting since it was feasible to do. We have broadcast just about every kind of sporting event. We have been broadcasting the Austin Spurs G League basketball games for over three years. We know how to create engaging programming at a fraction of the cost of traditional over-the-air broadcasting. We also provide Covid safe broadcasts. We have established a safety protocol for all of our productions – and recently produced Austin’s first, city approved, Covid safe production with the Paramount Theatre in late April 2020.
If you are a high school in the Central Texas region and your district is interested in exploring options to bring the game to the fans in a way that looks great and is financially responsible then please contact us today. We look forward to working with you.