By John Johnson
MHSAA Communications Director
For the first time, all of the Quarterfinal games in the MHSAA Basketball Tournaments will have live streaming video on the MHSAA.tv website, beginning with Tuesday’s (March 14) in the Girls Tournament.
A $9.95 subscription will allow for live viewing of Tuesday’s Quarterfinals, plus Semifinal action on Thursday and Friday (March 16-17) from the Breslin Center in East Lansing, and all of the Quarterfinal and Semifinal games from next week’s Boys Tournament – 56 games in all.
Most of the Quarterfinal games are being produced by participants in the MHSAA’s School Broadcast Program. Here’s the complete schedule, with the producing SBP school in parenthesis:
Coverage of all games will be single camera with graphics. SBP-produced games may also include their own announcers. DVDs of all games can be ordered through MHSAA.tv.
In its eighth year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events, with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics.
The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.
All sporting events – Live or On-Demand – are available on a subscription basis only for their first 72 hours online. They become available for free, on-demand viewing approximately 72 hours following their completion. A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program. A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA website.
A weekly staple on the MHSAA.tv website and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube is back for another year with highlights of selected games last week produced by members of the Association’s School Broadcast Program.
This week’s highlights package includes Girls Basketball Regional Final games St. Ignace vs. Calumet and Flushing vs. Midland Dow.
Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.