Time To Shine On The NFHS Network

High School Sports Playoff and Championship Coverage Kicks Off on Digital Network

Atlanta, GA
October 31, 2013

The NFHS Network, the leading high school sports network dedicated to streaming boys and girls high school sporting events, performing arts and other activities online, announces the kickoff of “Time to Shine” – coverage of playoff and championship action in six fall sports from around the country.

Beginning in November, in addition to more than 2,000 football playoff games, championship action in soccer, volleyball, cross country, field hockey and water polo will all be streamed live on NFHSnetwork.com. “Time to Shine” coverage will also be available to subscribers on mobile devices via the mobile Web site at NFHSnetwork.com and a newly released iPhone app available on iTunes.

“The regular season has already been filled with big wins, exciting finishes and amazing highlights,” said Robert Rothberg, NFHS Network chief executive officer. “Our “Time to Shine” coverage is all about celebrating the second season that begins with the playoffs. Fans, family and alumni from around the country can now follow their favorite schools and athletes as they compete during this exciting championship season.”

The NFHS Network, launched in August, is a joint venture among the NFHS, its member associations and PlayOn! Sports. The NFHS Network will produce championship content from more than 30 states this fall that will be available live and on demand. Most championship match-ups will also be available for DVD sale via the NFHS Network. The all-digital network, available at NFHSnetwork.com, has streamed nearly 5,000 regular-season sporting events this fall, including volleyball, football, soccer and water polo.

Playoff and championship events, both live and on-demand, will be available to viewers with a subscription on their computer and mobile devices. With the addition of mobile web and a new iPhone app, fans can now watch games whenever they want, wherever they are.

“With the addition of the NFHS Network app and mobile Web site this season, fans don’t have to miss a moment of playoff or championship action,” Rothberg said. “Wherever they are, fans have access to most comprehensive coverage of high school sports available”.

Fans can go to NFHSnetwork.com to check the upcoming schedule for state-specific “Time to Shine” programming such as bracket release programs, playoff coverage and championship games.

About the NFHS Network

The NFHS Network is a joint venture among the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), PlayOn! Sports and participating NFHS-member state associations. The all-digital network is devoted to coverage of high school sports, performing arts and other activities from participating NFHS-member state associations. Currently, the NFHS Network features postseason and championship content from 34 states and continues to grow. The NFHS Network, which is structured to provide all state associations with the opportunity to participate, features comprehensive coverage of boys and girls sports and activities from across the country. The subscription-based, digital service is available for viewing on a variety of Web-enabled devices at NFHSnetwork.com. Nearly 700 schools from around the nation also participate in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program, which enables schools to self-produce and stream regular-season sporting events and school activities via NFHSnetwork.com. This program provides hands-on broadcast experience for students and national exposure for their school and activities. Follow the NFHS Network on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @NFHSNetwork.

The NFHS, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. PlayOn! Sports, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is the nation’s largest rights holder, producer and aggregator of high school sports events distributed across television, the Internet and IP-video enabled mobile devices.

Media contact:

LeAnn Boucher

Trilucent Group