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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

December 3, 2013 2013-2014 News Releases


KHSAA Partners With First String Media, For Enhanced Web Streaming Network


Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network ( to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website. will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through The KHSAA video webcasts are available on all platforms and mobile devices. Fans will also be able to purchase DVD copies of each broadcast through the KHSAA site.

The new venture will also allow the KHSAA to full participate in the recently launched NFHS Network, as archived games can be shared with the NFHS Network for increased exposure. The NFHS also has the option to produce its own live video broadcast for any games or tournament rounds which the KHSAA elects not to do so. Interested advertisers should contact Associate Commissioner Butch Cope at the KHSAA offices.

Live video coverage will be available at for both of the upcoming championship events in December. The championship games for all six classes of the 2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Dec. 6-7) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green will be streamed live at, as will the second annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Alltech Arena.

All-Session packages and single-game tickets for the 2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Dec. 6-7) are available for purchase through Ticketmaster, which can be accessed from the homepage.

2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl
(live audio and video streaming available for all games through

Friday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. – Mayfield vs. Williamsburg (1A)
3 p.m. – Wayne County vs. Belfry (3A)
7 p.m. – Meade County vs. Scott County (6A) 

Saturday, Dec. 7
11 a.m. – DeSales vs. Newport Central Catholic (2A)
3 p.m. – Collins vs. Highlands (4A)
7 p.m. – Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County (5A)


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(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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