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The NFHS Network Launches Inaugural Student Broadcast Academy
Immersive and Innovative Experience to Draw Student Broadcasters to Atlanta in July 2015
ATLANTA (November 18, 2014) - The NFHS Network, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, announced that the inaugural NFHS Network Broadcasting Academy will be held July 17-19, 2015 in Atlanta. The Academy is designed for student broadcasters to hear from successful sports broadcasters from major networks, develop skills through hands-on broadcast training sessions and be recognized for their accomplishments during the first annual NFHS Network Broadcast Academy Awards Ceremony.

The NFHS Network is the single online destination for watching high school sports and other events live and on demand from anywhere at anytime. Students participating in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program, which provides high schools with the technology platform, training and support to broadcast their own regular season games online, now produce the majority of the events on the NFHS Network.

“We have been so impressed by the quality of the broadcasts these students are producing using our platform,” said Robert Rothberg, NFHS Network President. “We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for these student broadcasters to gather together for some experiential training and exposure to some of the leaders in the media industry as well as to recognize them for their incredible achievements.”

Academy attendees will go to an Atlanta Braves game, hear from media executives discussing various aspects of the broadcasting business, experience hands-on workshops conducted by NFHS Network producers and celebrate the accomplishments of their peers during the awards ceremony on Saturday evening. In addition, students will be able to share best practices and experiences with other student broadcasters from other schools across the country.

School broadcast teams and students will be recognized in the following categories:

Details about the awards nomination process will be available in December and registration for the Academy will begin in early January.

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 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.

Ashley Peden

PR Agency, PlayOn! Sports


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