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Local high schools participating in broadcast program - Dothan Eagle: News

Local high schools participating in broadcast program

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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 8:16 pm

Four local high schools are participating in a program that allows students to livestream athletic games and other school activities for live and on demand viewing.

Dale County High School, Enterprise High School, Houston Academy and Carroll High School are participating in the National Federation of High School Associations Network. About 49 schools around the state are in the program, which allows students to video athletic games and other school events and upload them to the NFHS Network.

The program helps provide students at participating schools with experience in technical skills related to broadcasting. The program also helps connect participating schools with revenue generating opportunities through advertising sponsorships.

Houston Academy Athletic Director Jim Robbins said the program has been helpful to his school. Robbins said the program gives the school exposure and allows parents and grandparents who may live out of town with the opportunity to share their students’ achievements.

“It’s informing people about our program and other programs,” he said. “It’s been a super thing.”

People interested in seeing events available for viewing should visit www.NFHSNetwork.com/AL.

About 700 schools from 34 states are currently participating in the program.