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Pixellot Productions On Rise

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sept. 18 – A year ago, Pixellot, the automated production solution for schools wishing to stream live video of their athletic events on the NFHS Network and MHSAA.tv, was in use at six schools across Michigan.

With the new school year underway, nearly two dozen schools are actively streaming events using Pixellot, with half of those schools streaming indoor and outdoor events.  Several schools have more than two Pixellot units in place.

“Schools are finding that Pixellot provides a great opportunity to get a lot of their games out to their fans in a way they could never achieve,” said Mark Uyl, executive director of the MHSAA.  “We have some schools which are using a mix of their traditional, student-staffed, School Broadcast Program efforts along with Pixellot to be able to add subvarsity coverage; and schools going exclusively with Pixellot with installations at multiple venues.”

Pixellot units use from two to four High Definition cameras that cover the length of the playing surface and then focus in on the ball and player movement to deliver the action.  The unit communicates with the scoreboard to insert a time and score graphic on the screen. Ambient audio is picked up by the device, but the commentary of the public address announcer or the radio style play-by-play of an in-person announce team can also be patched in.

All that has to be done from a school’s perspective is type in the event schedule, and promote the fact that the games are available on MHSAA.tv. Pixellot does the rest. The unit can also be set up to isolate a camera on a fixed location, which allows for activities like cheer and wrestling to also be streamed.

Schools actively engaged in Pixellot productions now include:  Ann Arbor Greenhills, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood, Brighton, Calumet, Dollar Bay, Frankenmuth, Freeland, Fremont, Grand Blanc, Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian, Harrison, Howell, Kalamazoo Christian, Macomb Lutheran North, Manchester, Norway, Novi, Otisville-Lakeville, Ovid-Elsie, Plainwell, Saginaw Heritage, Saline, Stevensville Lakeshore, Warren DeLaSalle and Williamston.  Schools using indoor and outdoor units include Cranbrook Kingswood, Frankenmuth, Freeland, Grand Blanc, Howell, Manchester, Norway, Novi, Ovid-Elsie, Plainwell, Saginaw Heritage, Saline and Stevensville Lakeshore.  Additional schools will have their Pixellot units coming online soon.

Over 70 percent of the programming taking place this week on MHSAA.tv will be Pixellot productions, featuring a Football game Friday evening with two of the top-ranked Division 1 teams facing off for the top spot in the Saginaw Valley League’s Red Division.  Grand Blanc hosts Davison at 7 p.m.  Both teams are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league play, tied with Lapeer.

Here’s this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of video streams available being produced by School Broadcast Program members and the NFHS Network:

Tuesday - Sept. 18

JV Girls Volleyball - Northville at Howell  - 4:55 PM

Girls Volleyball - Hanover-Horton at Manchester  - 5 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Byron at Ovid-Elsie  - 5:30 PM

Boys Soccer - Fowlerville at Williamston  - 5:30 PM

Freshman Girls Volleyball - Byron at Ovid-Elsie  - 5:30 PM

Freshman Girls Volleyball - Bay City at Saginaw Heritage  - 5:30 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Bay City at Saginaw Heritage  - 5:30 PM

Girls Volleyball - Northville at Howell  - 6:25 PM

Girls Volleyball - Byron at Ovid-Elsie  - 6:30 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Hanover-Horton at Manchester  - 7 PM

Girls Volleyball - Bay City at Saginaw Heritage  - 7 PM
Girls Volleyball – Breckenridge at Vestaburg – 7 PM

 

Wednesday - Sept. 19
Freshman Girls Volleyball – Parchment at Kalamazoo Christian – 4:30 PM

Freshman Girls Volleyball - Birch Run at Freeland  - 5 PM

JV Field Hockey - Hartland at Saline  - 5:30 PM

Boys Soccer - Vicksburg at Plainwell  - 5:45 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Birch Run at Freeland  - 6 PM

Girls Volleyball - Birch Run at Freeland  - 7 PM

Field Hockey - Hartland at Saline  - 7 PM

 

Thursday - Sept. 20

Freshman Football – Dowagiac at Plainwell – 4:15 PM

JV Football – Portage Central at Stevensville Lakeshore – 4:20 PM

Freshman Football - Plymouth at Novi  - 4:30 PM

Freshman Football - Midland Dow at Saginaw Heritage  - 4:30 PM

Freshman Football - Belleville at Saline  - 4:30 PM

JV Girls Volleyball – Grand Rapids West Catholic at Comstock Park  - 5 PM

Girls Volleyball – Quad with Michigan Center, Hudson, Whitmore at Manchester  - 5 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Belleville at Ann Arbor Greenhills  - 5:30 PM

JV Boys Soccer – Temperance Bedford at Saline  - 5:30 PM

JV Football - New Lothrop at Ovid-Elsie  - 6 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Ishpeming at Norway  - 6 PM

Girls Volleyball – Grand Rapids West Catholic at Comstock Park  - 6 PM

JV Football - Dowagiac at Plainwell  - 6 PM

JV Football - Calumet at Norway  - 6:30 PM

JV Football - Plymouth at Novi  - 6:30 PM

Girls Volleyball - Belleville at Ann Arbor Greenhills  - 6:30 PM

JV Football - Midland Dow at Saginaw Heritage  - 6:30 PM
JV Football - Ishpeming at Negaunee - 6:30 PM

Girls Volleyball - Birmingham Seaholm at Lake Orion  - 7 PM

Boys Soccer - Teamperance Bedford at Saline  - 7 PM

Girls Volleyball - Birmingham Seaholm at Lake Orion  - 7 PM

Girls Volleyball - Ishpeming at Norway  - 7:15 PM

 

Friday - Sept. 21

Freshman Boys Soccer - Plymouth at Saline  - 4 PM

Girls Volleyball - Baraga at Dollar Bay  - 4:45 PM

Football - Hartland at Howell  - 6:55 PM
Football - Orchard Lake St. Mary's at Warren DeLaSalle - 7 PM
Football – Coleman at Vestaburg – 7 PM

Football - Davison at Grand Blanc  - 7 PM

Football - Lansing Eastern at Fowlerville  - 7 PM

Football - Lake Orion at West Bloomfield  - 7 PM

Football - Napoleon at Manchester  - 7 PM

Football – Standish-Sterling at Freeland  - 7 PM

Football - Carrollton at Frankenmuth  - 7 PM

Football - Spring Lake at Comstock Park  - 7 PM

Football - Canton at Brighton  - 7 PM

Football – Ann Arbor Skyline at Saline  - 7 PM

Football - Norway at Calumet  - 7 PM

Football - Orchard Lake St. Mary’s at Warren DeLaSalle  - 7 PM

Football - Petoskey at Marquette  - 7 PM
Football - Allendale at Cedar Springs - 7 PM

 

Saturday - Sept. 22

Girls Volleyball – Novi Invitational  - 8 AM

JV Girls Volleyball – TBA at Ovid-Elsie  - 8:30 AM

Girls Volleyball - Saginaw Heritage  - 8:30 AM

Girls Volleyball - Frankenmuth Invitational  - 8:30 AM

JV Boys Soccer - Mattawan at Plainwell  - 8:45 AM

Football - Walled Lake Central at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood  - 1 PM

Boys Soccer - Mattawan at Plainwell  - 10:15 AM

 

Monday - Sept. 24

Middle School Girls Volleyball - Wyoming Lee at Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian  - 4:15 PM

Field Hockey - Dexter at Novi  - 4:30 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Goodrich at Grand Blanc  - 5:30 PM

Middle School Girls Volleyball - Wyoming Lee at Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian  - 5:30 PM

Freshman Girls Volleyball - Goodrich at Grand Blanc  - 5:30 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Saginaw Valley Lutheran at Frankenmuth  - 5:30 PM

Freshman Girls Volleyball – Saginaw Valley Lutheran at Frankenmuth  - 5:30 PM

JV Field Hockey - Dexter at Novi  - 6 PM

JV Girls Volleyball – Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian  - 6:30 PM

Girls Volleyball – Saginaw Valley Lutheran at Frankenmuth  - 7 PM

Girls Volleyball - Goodrich at Grand Blanc  - 7 PM

 

Tuesday - Sept. 25

Freshman Girls Volleyball - Lawton at Kalamazoo Christian  - 4:15 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Howell at Novi  - 5 PM

Freshman Girls Volleyball - Howell at Novi  - 5 PM

JV Girls Volleyball – Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian  - 5 PM
JV Girls Volleyball - Hancock at Negaunee - 5:30 PM

JV Field Hockey – Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart at Saline  - 5:30 PM

JV Girls Volleyball - Lawton at Kalamazoo Christian  - 5:30 PM

JV Girls Volleyball – Bark River-Harris at Norway  - 6 PM

Girls Volleyball - Howell at Novi  - 6:30 PM
Girls Volleyball - Hancock at Negaunee - 6:45 PM

Girls Volleyball - Bloomfield Hills at Lake Orion  - 7 PM

Girls Volleyball - Lawton at Kalamazoo Christian  - 7 PM

Field Hockey - Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart at Saline  - 7 PM
Girls Volleyball - Ann Arbor Pioneer at Saline - 7 PM

Girls Volleyball – Bark River-Harris at Norway  - 7:15 PM

 

All sporting events – live or delayed - are available on a subscription basis only for their first 72 hours online.  They become available for free, on-demand viewing approximately 72 hours following their completion.

NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $9.95 a month.  Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country.  All content becomes available for free, on- demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live.  School Broadcast Program participants will also be selling Season and Annual Passes at a discounted rate.  A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program. 

Highlights of games appearing in the past week by MHSAA School Broadcast Program members continue this week.  Featured games are in football with Marquette’s 36-35 overtime win over Escanaba; and Howell topping Novi, 21-17; and a volleyball match with Lake Orion defeating Oxford, 3-0.

Highlights can be found each week on the MHSAA.tv website, the home page of the MHSAA Website, and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube.

A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA Website.

For the second straight year, the MHSAA Network’s flagship program, This Week In High School Sports, will be carried on over 105 over-the-air radio stations and internet audio websites as part of their weekly high school sports programming.

The five-minute program, powered by Michigan Student Aid, is in its fourth season.  The show leads off each week with feature stories from around the state from the MHSAA’s Second Half, or from network affiliated stories and interviews.  This Week Game Balls are then presented for team or individual achievements in the past week.  Be The Referee, a 60-second look at the fine art of officiating, comes in the middle of the show; and is followed by a closing MHSAA Perspective. 

This week show features Judy Rector of Hanover-Horton’s girls cross country team; passes out game balls to Marquette football running back Robert Apple and Bronson girls volleyball team standout Keona Salesman; addresses uncatchable passes in Be The Referee, and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective on the growing shortage of high school game officials.

This Week In High School Sports is posted to the home page of the MHSAA Website by Noon on Tuesday each week; and is also available on the MHSAA Network WebsiteYou can listen to this week’s show by Clicking Here

Here is a list of radio stations and web audio outlets carrying This Week In High School Sports (as of Sept. 14): 

Adrian - WABJ-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Alma - WQBX-FM (104.9) - Halftime of game broadcasts, Noon Fridays weeks of no games
Alma – WFYC-AM (1280) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Alpena – WHSB-FM (107.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Alpena - WKJZ-FM (94.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Alpena - WZTK-FM (105.7) - Football Fridays, 6:30 p.m.; Halftime of basketball game broadcasts
Ashley - WJSZ-FM (92.5) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Battle Creek – WBCK-FM (95.3) – Following game broadcasts
Bridgman – WYTZ-FM (97.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Cadillac - WKAD-FM (93.7) – Immediately following Friday game broadcasts
Canton - WSDP-FM (88.1) - Halftime of football game broadcasts
Caro – WIDL-FM (92.1) – During Game of the Week Pregame – 6:30 p.m.
Cheboygan - WCBY-AM (1240) - Halftime of Friday game broadcasts
Cheboygan - WCBY-FM (100.7) - Halftime of Friday game broadcasts
Clawson – Detroit Sports & Entertainment – Halftime of game broadcasts
Coldwater - WTVB-AM (1590) - Pregame of Friday game broadcasts
Coldwater - WTVB-FM (95.5) – Pregame of Friday game broadcasts
Dearborn – SportsRadioDetroit.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Deckerville - ThumbTailgater.com - Halftime of game broadcasts 
Detroit - WDTK-FM (101.5) - Pregame or halftime of game broadcasts
Detroit - WDTK-AM (1400) - Pregame or halftime of game broadcasts
East Lansing - WVFN-AM (730) – Fridays at 6 p.m. during football season; Saturdays at 10 a.m. during basketball season
Escanaba - WCHT (600) - Halftime of game broadcasts 
Escanaba - WDBC (680) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Escanaba – WYKX-FM (104.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Escanaba – WUPF-FM (107.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ferrysburg - WMPA-FM (93.1) - Fridays, 6:35 p.m.
Frankenmuth - Frankenmuth Sports Network – Pregame and halftime of game broadcasts
Gaylord - WMJZ-FM (101.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts 
Grand Haven - WAWL-FM (103.5) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Grand Haven – MichiganGameNight.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grand Haven - WGHN-AM (1370) - Fridays, 6:35 p.m.
Grand Haven – WGHN-FM (92.1) – Fridays, 6:35 p.m.
Grand Haven – WGHN-FM (94.9) – Fridays, 6:35 p.m.
Grand Rapids - WMAX-FM (96.1) – During scoreboard show following Game of Week broadcast
Grand Rapids – WTKG (1230) – During scoreboard show following Game of Week broadcast
Grand Rapids – MichiganSportsRadio.com – Pregame or halftime of game broadcasts 
Grand Rapids - WBBL-FM (107.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grayling – WGRY-FM (101.1) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Grayling - WQON-FM (100.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Gwinn – WUPZ-FM (94.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Hancock – WMPL-AM (920) – Pregame of game broadcasts  
Hancock – WKMJ-FM (93.5) – Pregame of game broadcasts
Hart – WWKR-FM (94.1) - Before games, halftime or between games
Holland - WHTC-AM (1450) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Holland - WHTC-FM (99.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Houghton - WHKB-FM (102.3) - Postgame of game broadcasts
Houghton – WCCY-AM (1400) – Postgame of game broadcasts
Houghton – WCCY-FM (99.3) – Postgame of game broadcasts
Ishpeming - WRUP-FM (98.3) – Fridays at 6:20 p.m.
Ishpeming - WKQS-FM (97.5) – Fridays at 6:20 p.m.
Ironwood – WJMS-AM (590) – Pregame of game broadcasts
Jackson – WKHM-AM (970) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Jackson - WKHM-FM (105.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Lansing – WJIM-AM (1240) – Fridays at 6 p.m. during football season
Kalamazoo – WQLR (1600) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Kalamazoo – WKZO-AM (590) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Kalamazoo – WKZO-FM (106.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Lowell – WRWW-FM (92.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ludington – WKLA-AM (1450) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ludington – WKLA-FM (96.3) – Before games, halftime or between games
Ludington - WLDN-FM (97.7) – Before games, halftime or between games
Ludington - WLDN-FM (98.7) – Before games, halftime or between games
Manistique - WTIQ-AM (1490) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Marquette - WZAM-AM (970) - Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Marquette - WZAM-FM (93.3) - Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Marquette - WKQS-FM (105.1) – Fridays at 6:20 p.m.
Marquette - WKQS-FM (99.9) – Fridays at 6:20 p.m.
Marquette - WFXD-FM (103.3) – Fridays at 6:20 p.m.
Menominee – WHYB-FM (103.7) – Halftime of Menominee game broadcasts
Midland – WMPX-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts; Fridays, 6:30 a.m.
Monroe - MonroeCountyRadio.com - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant - WMMI-AM (830) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant - WMMI-FM (92.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Muskegon - WLCS-FM (98.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Muskegon – WVIB-FM (100.1) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Newberry - WNBY-AM (1450) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Negaunee - WKQS-FM (101.9) – Fridays, 6:20 p.m.
Newberry – M123FM.com – Pregame of game broadcasts
Niles – RCSportscasting.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Norway/Iron Mountain - WZNL-FM (94.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Ontonagon – WUPY-FM (101.1) – Pregame of game broadcasts
Oscoda – WWTH-FM (100.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Petoskey - WMBN-AM (1340) – Immediately following Friday game broadcasts
Petoskey – WMBN-FM (104.7) – Immediately following Friday game broadcasts
Pinconning - WLUN-FM (100.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts 
Rogers City – WHAK-FM (99.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Saginaw – Swan Valley Network – Halftime of game broadcasts
Saugatuck - WVYN-FM (92.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sault Ste. Marie - WSOO-AM (1230) - Halftime of game broadcasts; 11 a.m. Saturdays
Sault Ste. Marie - WNBY-FM (93.5) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Scottville – WLDN-FM (94.9) – Before games, halftime or between games
South Haven – WCSY-FM (103.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
St. Ignace/Cheboygan – WWMK-FM (106.3) – Halftime of Friday game broadcasts
St. Joseph – WSJM-AM (1400) – Halftime of game broadcasts
St. Joseph – WSJM-FM (94.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
St. Joseph – WSJM-FM (95.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sturgis – WBET-AM (1230) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sturgis – WBET-FM (99.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sturgis – JoeInsider.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City - WKJC-FM (104.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City – WQLB-FM (103.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Traverse City – WZTC-FM (104.5) – Immediately following Friday game broadcasts
West Branch – WBMI-FM (105.5) – Time TBA
Zeeland - WPNW-AM (1260) - Halftime of football game broadcasts; pregame of basketball game broadcasts
Zeeland - WPNW-FM (96.5) - Halftime of football game broadcasts; pregame of basketball game broadcasts 
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Many of these same stations will be carrying games from the MHSAA Basketball Finals in March.  

Be The Referee is also available each week as a separate podcast.  These 60-second messages, featuring MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice and veteran MHSAA official Sam Davis, take a look at rules in different sports, challenge your rules knowledge with some You Make The Call questions, and pass on other information about the world of officiating. 

Be The Referee is posted online by Noon Tuesday each week, and can be found on the home pages of the MHSAA Website and the MHSAA Network WebsiteYou can listen to this week’s message by Clicking Here

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