Bright House Sports Network Partners with FHSAA
By Space Coast Daily // June 3, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – It’s a match made in a prep sports fan’s heaven.
Kevin Hyman, Bright House Networks Executive Vice President for Cable Operations, has announced that Briight House Sports Network has been named as the Official Television Partner of the Florida High School Athletic Association and will now exclusively produce and distribute all FHSAA state quarterfinals, semifinals and final series games for the next three years.
60 High School Post-Season Games
Under the new agreement, Bright House Networks customers in the Tampa and Orlando areas will be able to enjoy live coverage of a minimum of 60 high school post-season games each year in HD, including football, boys and girls basketball, boy and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, swimming and diving, girls volleyball, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading on Bright House Sports Network.
“In addition, we have teamed up with Comcast, Cox, Charter and Time Warner Cable to make available select games throughout Florida and 19 other states, expanding the number of potential households that will be able to view the games to more than 20 million,” Hyman said.
He said it is a great opportunity for Bright House Sports Network to add the FHSAA state championships to its robust schedule of regular season high school games and events and to further showcase the quality of talent and level of competition among our high schools in Florida.
“Please join me in congratulating Elliott Wiser, Vice President of Local Programming and Paul Kosuth, General Manager and the entire staff at Bright House Sports Network, on their efforts to expand our relationship with the FHSAA and continue to provide the most comprehensive high school sports coverage anywhere,” Hyman said.
FHSAA State Championships
Under the agreement, Bright House Sports Network will produce and distribute all FHSAA state quarterfinals, semifinals and final series games for the next three years.
“We are pleased to add the FHSAA state championships to our robust schedule of regular season high school games and events,” said Kosuth.
“BHSN has the largest staff in the state devoted to producing and covering high school sports, and with this new agreement we can focus on providing the most comprehensive coverage anywhere.”
For years Sun Sports had this right, but only showed live football finals. Recently BHSN has been airing finals for everything, but football, under a special arrangement with the Fox Network. This new agreement awards the rights outright to BHSN.
Bright House Sports Network also airs more than 200 regular season high school games throughout the season. That is why it is called “Your Home for High School Sports” and is available in Brevard Countyn on cable channel 47, HD programming is on channel in Central Florida.
After the playoff and championship games air live, there will be multiple replays available on BHSN.
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