University Interscholastic League Joins The NFHS Network

Atlanta, GA
October 15, 2014

The University Interscholastic League will partner with the NFHS Network to deliver additional post-season coverage of Texas high school sports to fans the League announced today.

UIL events selected by the NFHS Network will be streamed live and available for viewing on demand at NFHSnetwork.com. Fox Sports Southwest will continue to provide coverage for many UIL Championships on-air and online. In addition to broadcasts of selected UIL Championships, the NFHS Network will also provide post-season coverage for many playoff events with broad coverage across all sports. DVDs for most events will also be available for purchase.

“The NFHS Network provides the UIL with an expanded opportunity to showcase education-based athletics in the state of Texas. The League’s partnership with the NFHS Network will greatly expand live broadcasts featuring the excellent student athletes participating in UIL activities. We are excited to have Texas to be one of 42 states featuring high school playoffs and championships nationally on the NFHS Network,” says Charles Breithaupt, Executive Director of the UIL.

As part of this relationship, all UIL high schools will be encouraged to participate in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program, which provides schools with the broadcasting technology, stat tracking apps, training and support to enable students to broadcast their regular season games and other high school events. More information about the school broadcast program will be available for schools on the UIL website.

“We proudly welcome the UIL to the NFHS Network, which has become the primary destination for high school sports online broadcasting more than 40,000 events,” said Robert Rothberg, NFHS Network President. “We have had an exciting launch of a completely redesigned consumer experience that is optimized for Mobile viewing, provides users the ability to clip and share highlights from their events, and integrates live scores and stats from games. This fall we will be leading off with live broadcasts of the Team Tennis State Tournament, Cross Country State Meet, and the Volleyball State Semifinals.”

About the NFHS Network

The NFHS Network captures the passion, pride, and energy of the high school experience by delivering live high school sports and events to family members and fans whenever they want, wherever they are.

The NFHS Network celebrates and showcases the unique accomplishments of students, whether they are a student-athlete participating in the 27 different sports covered by the Network, or one of the student broadcasters from schools around the country that produce events through the School Broadcast Program.

All NFHS Network events are available online at NFHSnetwork.com. Follow the NFHS Network on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram at @NFHSnetwork for the latest news and event information.

The NFHS Network is a joint venture among the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state associations and PlayOn! Sports. The NFHS is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. PlayOn! Sports is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is the nation’s largest high school sports media company.

About the UIL

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) was created by the University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to public school debate and athletic teachers. Since 1910, the UIL has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world. The UIL continues to operate as part of the University of Texas,under the auspices of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement. The UIL exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic and music contests. The initials UIL have come to represent quality educational competitions administered by school people on an equitable basis. For more information, visit UILtexas.org.

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