09.28.2009 06:30 AM
TV Stations Team With High School Sports Aggregator
MINNETONKA, MINN.: TV
stations in Kansas, Minnesota and Washington will be feeding high-school sports
coverage to an online aggregator, GrandStadium.TV.
The site specializes in streaming high-school games. KWCH-TV, the CBS in
Hutchison, Kan.; KHQ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Spokane, Wash.; and KSTC-TV, an
indie station in Minneapolis/St. Paul will contribute local material to GrandStadium.TV, the Minnesota-based
KSTC will offer “every high school tournament free” over the next four years, GrandStadium said. Some will be promoted
online in a pay-per-view format. KWCH and KHQ both have their own online sports
channels that offer games as pay-per-views.
GrandStadium.TV says it can “simultaneously
broadcast up to 4,000 games at once,” and that participating stations keep 100
percent of sponsorship revenues.