ATLANTA, GA (November 8, 2019) — The NFHS will be the official digital streaming partner of CIF State Championship events on its all-digital network. While the NFHS Network has had a longstanding digital streaming agreement with the 10 CIF Sections, this marks the first time that all of the CIF State level events will be available on the NFHS Network outside of Southern California. In Southern California, state football and basketball championships will air exclusively on Spectrum Networks.
The NFHS Network will provide live streaming through its online subscription platform at www.NFHSNetwork.com.
“We are excited that the NFHS Network will be expanding the CIF Regional and State Championships viewing on its digital platform,” said CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti. “CIF students, families, and fans will now have the opportunity to watch everything from regular-season events through the State Championships using the same platform.”
Schools participating in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program (SBP) can stream regular-season and playoff events for their fans throughout the year. In addition, schools can earn revenue by selling subscriptions to the Network.
“The NFHS Network is eager to work with the California Interscholastic Federation,” said NFHS Network CEO Mark Koski. “We appreciate the opportunity to show the scope of what the NFHS Network can do; making live games accessible to spectators from across the country is just the beginning. We are thankful for this new partnership and look forward to getting started.”
The NFHS Network will also cover regular-season and postseason events around the state through multi-year agreements with all 10 CIF sections. Spectrum Networks is the local television home for CIF State Championships in Southern California.
About the NFHS Network
The NFHS Network, now in its fifth year of covering high school sports events through its digital network at www.NFHSNetwork.com, is a joint venture between the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state high school associations and PlayOn! Sports. The NFHS Network celebrates and showcases the unique accomplishments of high school students, including the student-athletes participating in 27 different sporting events and the student broadcasters from schools around the country that produce events through the School Broadcast Program. The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, 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.
About the CIF
The CIF was created in 1914 and is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California. CIF is uniquely positioned to foster student growth in values and ethics. CIF’s ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honor,” provides the opportunity to influence the actions of the athletic community. CIF strives to promote equity, quality, character and academic development. CIF is a nonprofit federation and the state office, located in Sacramento, Calif., represents the interests of its member Sections. The 10 Sections represent geographic regions within the state: Central, Central Coast, Los Angeles City, North Coast, Northern, Oakland, Sac-Joaquin, San Diego, San Francisco, and Southern. CIF represents 1,606 public and private member schools and more than 838,000 student-athletes. CIF conducts Regional and State Championships in badminton, cross country, football, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, basketball, soccer, swimming & diving, track & field, golf and water polo. CIF Sections conduct championships in more than 22 sports.