I sure hope so. A noticeable dip in the games broadcast over the past couple years. Glad that is broadcasting the audio of more games this weekend. Part of the fun of the playoffs is following along with teams that you don't get to see very often. I wonder how much money the IHSAA actually makes from the NFHS. They sure threw Idaho under the bus for a couple of bucks.
It was a substantial amount of money. Something like an extra $200,000 over a 5 year period. And, NFHS is only required to do the championship games. My understanding is that if NFHS declines a game, then IHSAA can reward that game to IdahoSports. Where it gets messy is the new automated cameras that the NFHS has installed at certain locations such as Holt Arena. This makes it so that the game can be broadcast without any audio. Maybe the IHSAA should attempt to amend the contract and allow IdahoSports to do the audio for the NFHS games and allow both to work in conjunction with each other. indicated that Ty Jones expected equal coverage. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
The original contract was $45k a year for the first 3 years with an optional renewal at $65k for years 4-5 is what I remember. NFHS had the option to get out after year 3. I noticed that they have dropped their subscription rates in Idaho just a little from what they originally were. However, as you pointed out the cameras in Holt maybe a longer term commitment. I was wondering if they were going to opt out after 3? I know Idhsaa would like the full $265k from them, and that is what they are planning. But do business situations allow for that?
I sure hope that Idaho Sports gets the contract at some point. The games video streamed from Holt Arena were awful - no audio and many plays the camera wasn't following the play. I can't believe they charged for the service. I think the audio stream from Idaho Sports was much better and at least they are local and have a chance of knowing the kids playing.
I am going to pay to watch Sugar vs Snake and hopefully Sugar vs Timberlake/Homedale in the championship. It is $11 a month, does anyone know if this covers all sports and all levels? or Do I have to pay separate if I want to watch some 2A, 4A and 5A tonight?
I kinda remember Idaho Sports used to stream everything for one low cost.
We used to stream everything free of charge....
It is good for any NFHS game broadcast not only Idaho.... Idahosports was always free over the internet - They would charge a small fee if you wanted a high def DVD....
Hmmm I remember in 2015 or 2016 before NFHS, I had to pay to watch the playoffs for basketball.