Free Pixellot Offer!!!

The NFHS Network is offering up to two free Pixellot automated-production units for schools that lack production capabilities to stream events on the NFHS Network. The offer of two Pixellot units – one for indoor events and the other for outdoor contests – has been extended to all 19,500 high schools in the 51 NFHS member state associations.

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Showcasing Excellence In Our Schools

Created in 2008-09, the School Broadcast Program provides individual schools with an education-based broadcasting program that enables students and faculty to capture, edit and publish original content. The NFHS Network provides your school with two options to stream your content live:

The traditional SBP provides the software and platform needed to produce and distribute TV-like events that showcase the excellence in our schools - such as sports, graduation, school newscasts, guest speakers and award ceremonies - for broadcast over the Internet. You add your own laptop and production equipment (cameras, microphones, etc.) and you're on your way! Broadcasting these events is a great way for a school to showcase their students and activities while strengthening the connection with parents, coaches, players, boosters and the community.

For those schools wishing to stream live content, but which lack the resources, the Network offers an automated solution called Pixellot – an HD device mounted on the wall of your gym or the press box of a multi-sport facility (i.e. turfed field for football, soccer, lacrosse) – which allows you to stream every event at every level taking place by simply entering your schedule into the system. 

Fans can watch all the events on the school’s branded portal on MHSAA.tv and the NFHS Network.

The MHSAA allows School Broadcast Program members to stream live athletic events from the regular and post-season tournament on a subscription basis on MHSAA.tv.  Schools are creating fresh revenue streams for their programs by selling subscriptions to MHSAA.tv and through advertising during the events you broadcast.  Approval to stream live games is automatic for SBP schools.  Non-SBP schools may stream live regular-season events only under certain conditions – contact the MHSAA Office for more information.

Schools Broadcast Program/
Pixellot Participants - 9-16-2020
Traditional SBP Stadium Gym Other Locations Notes
Adrian Lenawee Christian X X
Adrian Madison X X
Allegan    X X    
Allen Park X Aux Gym
Allen Park Cabrini X X
Alma    X    
Almont X X
Ann Arbor Greenhills X Aux Gym
Ann Arbor Skyline X X
Armada X
Ashley X X
Auburn Hills Oakland Christian X X
Bad Axe X X
Bay City Central X X
Bay City John Glenn X X X
Bear Lake X
Benzie Central X X
Berrien Springs X X
Big Rapids X
Birch Run X X
Birmingham Groves X X
Birmingham Seaholm X X
Blanchard Montabella X X
Bloom. Hills Cranbrook Kingswood X X X
Bloomfield Hills Marian X
Bloomfield Hills Roeper X
Bloomfield Hills X X
Brethren X
Bridgeport X X
Brighton X X Soccer, Hockey
Brown City X X
Brownstown Woodhaven X X Pool
Burton Bendle X X
Byron Area       
Cadillac X X
Calumet X X X Traditional for Ice Hockey
Caro X X
Carrollton X X
Carsonville Port Sanilac    X  X    
Cass City X X
Cassopolis    X  X    
Cedar Springs X X X
Charlevoix X X
Chassell      X    
Cheboygan X X
Chesaning X X
Clare X X
Clarkston X X
Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley X X
Coleman   X    
Comstock X X
Comstock Park X X
Constantine X
Corunna X X
Dearborn X X
Dearborn Divine Child X X
Dearborn Edsel Ford X X
Dearborn Fordson X X
Dearborn Heights Crestwood X X
Dearborn Heights Robichaud X X
Detroit Catholic Central X X X Traditional for Ice Hockey
Detroit Voyager Prep X Aux Gym
DeWitt X X
Dollar Bay X
Dryden X X
Durand X X
East Grand Rapids X X Soccer
East Jackson X X
East Jordan X X
East Kentwood X X
East Lansing X X X
Eaton Rapids X X
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker X X
Erie Mason X X
Escanaba X X
Essexville Garber X
Farwell X X
Fennville X X
Fenton X
Fife Lake Forest Area X X
Flint Kearsley X
Flint Powers Catholic X X
Flushing X
Fowlerville X X
Frankenmuth X X
Frankfort X
Freeland X X
Fremont X
Fulton X X
G. Rapids NorthPointe Christian X
Galesburg-Augusta X
Garden City X X
Gladstone X X
Grand Blanc X X
Grand Ledge X X
Grand Rapids Catholic Central X X
Grand Rapids Christian X X
Grand Rapids Covenant Christian X
Grand Rapids South Christian X Soccer
Grandville X
Grandville Calvin Christian X
Grass Lake X X
Grosse Pointe North X X
Grosse Pointe South    X  X    
Grosse Pte. Wds. Univ. Liggett X X
Harbor Beach X X
Harbor Springs X X
Harrison X X
Hart X
Hartland X X
Haslett X MHSAA Tournaments Only
Hemlock X X
Highland Milford X
Holland X
Holland Christian X X
Holly X X X
Holt X X
Hopkins X X
Houghton X X
Howell X X
Imlay City X X
Iron Mountain North Dickinson X
Ishpeming X X
Ithaca X
Jackson Lumen Christi X X
Jenison         
Kalamazoo Central X X
Kalamazoo Christian X X
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix X X
Kinde North Huron X X
Kingsford X X
Kingsley X X
Kingston X X
Lake Orion X X Soccer Traditional for Stadium (FB, LX)
Lansing Eastern X X Field House, Aux Gym
Lansing Everett X X Share Field House w/Eastern for Tournaments
Lansing Sexton X X Share Field House w/Eastern for Tournaments
Linden X
Livonia Churchill X X
Livonia Clarenceville X X
Lowell X X
Mackinaw City X
Macomb Dakota X X
Macomb L'Anse Creuse North X X
Macomb Lutheran North   
X    
Madison Heights Lamphere X X
Manchester X X
Manistee X X
Maple City Glen Lake X X
Marcellus X
Marine City X X Share East China Stadium with Cardinal Mooney and St. Clair
Marine City Cardinal Mooney X X
Share East China Stadium with Marinew City and St. Clair
Marlette X
Marquette X
Martin      
Mason X X
Mayville X X
McBain X MHSAA Tournaments Only
McBain Northern MI Christian X Soccer
Merrill X X
Midland X X Share stadium with Midland
Midland Bullock Creek X X
Midland H.H. Dow
X X Aux Gym Share stadium with Midland
Millington X X
Montague X X
Montrose X X X
Morley Stanwood X
Mt. Morris X X
Mt. Pleasant X
Munising X X
Muskegon Oakridge X X
Negaunee X X X
New Baltimore Anchor Bay X X
New Haven X X
New Lothrop X X
Niles X X
North Branch X X
North Muskegon X X
Northport X
Northville X X Soccer
Norway X X
Novi*** X X Soccer, Aux Gym
Okemos     X    
Onekama X X
Ortonville Brandon X X
Otisville LakeVille X X
Otsego    X X    
Ovid-Elsie X X
Owendale-Gagetown X X
Owosso X X
Painesdale Jeffers X X
Paw Paw X X
Peck X X
Pellston X
Pentwater X
Petoskey X X
Pewamo-Westphalia X
Pinckney X X
Pinconning X X
Plainwell X X
Plymouth Christian X X
Pontiac X Aux Gym
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep X X Aux Gym
Portage Central X
Portage Northern X
Redford Union X X
Reed City X X
Reese     X    
Richmond X X
Riverview Gabriel Richard X X
Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest X X
Rockford X X X
Romeo    X    
Romulus Summit Academy North X X
Royal Oak Shrine X X
Royal Oak X X
Saginaw         
Saginaw Arthur Hill        
Saginaw Arts & Sciences      X    
Saginaw Heritage X X
Saginaw Nouvel X X
Saginaw Swan Valley X X
Saginaw Valley Lutheran X X
Saline X X Aux Field, Aux Gym
Sand Creek    X    
Sandusky   X X    
Shelby X X
South Lyon X X Brighton Rink
South Lyon East X X
Southfield A&T X X
Southfield Christian X
Standish Sterling     X    
St. Charles X X
St. Clair
X
Share East China Stadium with Marine City and Cardinal Mooney
St. Clair Shores Lake Shore X X
St. Clair Shores South Lake     X    
St. Ignace X No Volleyball, Wrestling in Gym - only Basketball
St. Johns X X
St. Joseph X X
Sterling Heights Parkway Christian X
Stevensville Lakeshore X X Baseball, Softball
Stockbridge X X
Sturgis X X
Suttons Bay X X
Traverse City Central X X
Share Thirlby Field with TC West
Traverse City West X X
Share Thirlby Field with TC Central
Troy X X
Troy Athens X X
Unionville-Sebewaing X X
Vassar X X
Vermontville Maple Valley X X
Vestaburg X
Vicksburg X X
Walled Lake Central X X
Walled Lake Northern X X
Walled Lake Western X X
Share Brighton Rink
Warren DeLaSalle Collegiate X X X Traditional for Varsity Football
Warren Fitzgerald     X    
Warren Regina X
Warren Woods Tower X X
Waterford Kettering X X
Waterford Mott X X
Waterford Our Lady X
Watervliet X X
Wayland Union X X
West Bloomfield X X
Westland Huron Valley Lutheran X
White Lake Lakeland X X
Whitehall X X
Whitmore Lake X X
Williamston X
Wixom St. Catherine X
Wyoming Godwin Heights       
Wyoming Lee X X
Yale X
Zeeland East X X
Share Stadium, Pool with Zeeland West
Zeeland West X X Share Stadium, Pool with Zeeland East

NOTE - As of 9.9.20, not all Pixellot units had been activated.  Watch the listings in Upcoming Events on MHSAA.TV.


Educational Field Trips

In cooperation with the Michigan-based Student Broadcasting Foundation, schools in the School Broadcast Program can take advantage of educational opportunities at selected MHSAA Tournament events to learn from the broadcasting professionals covering those games, get a behind the scenes look at the broadcast facilities, and even get an opportunity to originate their own production at the championships.

During 2016-17, over 100  students made such field trips to Ford Field for the MHSAA Football Finals, and the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing for two weekends of MHSAA Basketball Semifinals.  Working with the Student Broadcasting Foundation, SBP schools also had an opportunity to make a trip to a student media day conducted by the Detroit Tigers.

Field trips are scheduled for 2018-19 in November during the MHSAA Football Finals and in March during the Boys Basketball Semifinals.  The Boys Basketball Semifinal field trip  includes workshops on play-by-play announcing and best camera operation/directing techniques; and a panel presentation by broadcasting industry professionals, talking about the career opportunities that exist in sports media.

You can read about one school’s experience about the Ford Field trip by clicking here.

You can watch another school's experience at Ford Field by clicking here.

SBP in the News

SBP Excellence Awards

The Michigan High School Athletic Association will honor participants in the School Broadcast Program for excellence in production of athletic events during the 2019-20 school year.  

Individual Award Categories:

  • Best single camera sports production with PlayOn! graphics/software (with or without announcers)
  • Best multicamera sports production
  • Best produced commercials/features
  • Best sports play by play (Student announcers only)
               NOTE – This category is open to Traditional SBP and Pixellot Programs

For complete rules and information about the Individual Award Categories - CLICK HERE

For an entry form - CLICK HERE

Click Here for a press release about the winners of the 2018-19 SBP Excellence Awards.
Click Here for a press release about the winners of the 2017-18 SBP Excellence Awards.
Click Here for a press release about the winners of the 2016-17 SBP Excellence Awards.
Click Here for a press release about the winners of the 2015-16 SBP Excellence Awards.
Click Here for a press release about the winners of the 2014-15 SBP Excellence Awards.
Click Here for a press release about the winners of the 2013-14 SBP Excellence Awards.




Promotions Toolkit

The best thing you can do to promote your content on MHSAA.tv and NFHSNetwork.com is to schedule your games at least two weeks in advance through PlayOn! and then use every other means possible to promote those broadcasts.  Here are some other promotion tools:

Right click to save these buttons for use on your website:

 

 

 

 

 

 

MHSAA Promotional Messages & Features

VIDEO (Right click to save MP4 files, left click to play Preview files)

Available as H.264, MP4 files at 1280x720 unless noted

NFHS Network Program Open
Program Open (:15)

Sportsmanship
Sportsmanship-It’s Not That Hard (:30) 

School Broadcast Program
Lights-Camera-Action (:30)

Value of School Sports
Three Amigos (:30)
What Rhymes With Great (:30)
Just One Place (:30) 
My Reason Why (:30)

Health & Safety - Co-Branded (MHSAA, Michigan High School Football Coaches Assn., The CORE Institute)
Opportunities of Sports (:30)

Help Wanted-Just Whistle - Official Recruitment Program
MHSAA Legacy Program (:30)
Football – Aging Officials (:30) 
Football – Aging Officials – West Michigan Officials Association Branded (:60)
Multi-Sport Official (:30) 
Multi-Sport Official – Metro Detroit Officials Association Branded (:30)

Student-Athlete Belief Statement
2018-19 Version (:60) 

Features For Halftime/Fill Use - Click Here For Scripts To Use As Lead-In – Please stop using features from previous years – including concussion features and the Mark Uyl interview
2018 MHSAA 8-Player Football Finals Highlights (6:24)  
2018 MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals - Top 5 Plays (6:54)
2019 MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals Highlights - (2:54)
2019 MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals Highlights - (7:59)
2019 MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals Highlights - (9:16)
2019 MHSAA Girls Basketball Highlights - (8:25)

MHSAA Minute - Short features on various MHSAA Topics - Courtesy of State Champs! Network 
Concussion Protocols & Insurance  (1:08)
Coaches Advancement Program (1:05)
Student Advisory Council (:55)
Local Officials Associations (1:05)
Multisport Participation Task Force (1:26)
New Transfer Rule (:60)
School Broadcast Program (1:33)
Sportsmanship Summit Series (1:12)
Legacy Officiating Program (1:35) 
Officials Registration (1:35)
Student-Athlete Belief Statement (1:11)
Reaching Higher Basketball Experience (1:37)
Misunderstood Rules-Sliding In Basketball (1:15)
Misunderstood Rules-Stalling In Wrestling – COMING SOON

GRAPHICS (Right click to save PNG files – 1280x720 - Place in your Graphics Folder)

You can use these scripts or pre-produced video files during breaks in the action during your events.  Copy the video files in the PlayOn Media folder.

Scripts to read while displaying graphics - PDF File
Be The Referee
Football Overtime Rules
Get Social With MHSAA
Health & Safety Page of MHSAA Website
MHSAA Second Half
Multisport Participation
Officials Recruitment - Help Wanted-Just Whistle
Scholar-Athlete Award
School Broadcast Program
This Week In High School Sports

Other Graphics & Links To Graphics
MHSAA Logo
Michigan High School Helmet Project

 

 

Production Toolkit

A well-produced event takes preparation and a game plan.  These documents reflect some best practices and will help you produce a good-looking broadcast.

Best Practices - Football Single Camera Coverage 


Best Practices Event-Specific Production Guides (PDF Files)

 

Announcing Guide & Program Format Samples

So many times student announcers (and adults) just get thrown a headset and are told to announce a game without much guidance.  Announcers need a road map to plan for and get them through games.  The documents below includes guidelines, production formats, information gathering forms and other useful materials.