For the first time ever, Triangle high school football fans can see LIVE coverage of local games online.  CBC’s HighSchoolOT.com debuts HSOT Live beginning at 6:55pm tonight, Friday, August 19, 2016.  Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel did such a terrific job promoting on his blog, Note to Self, we thought we’d step aside and let him do the honors today:

Friday Night Lights

As the Olympics wind down, high school football takes center stage. (The calendar and schedule intersect in a weird way this year; we will play two games before classes even begin!?!)

Football FridayAnd here we go! WRAL TV5 dispatches a dozen photographers across the viewing area for Football Friday. Jeff Gravley takes the reigns from the retiring Tom Suiter for our 36th season. Due to the Olympics, the first show will be an abbreviated version, folded into the 11 o’clock news tonight. The full half-hour premiers on August 26th.

Here’s the breaking news…
We launch a major new program on our HighSchoolOT web platform tonight at 6:55, HighSchoolOT LIVE. This is crazy ambitious. Utilizing video streaming technology, cellular transmission and ultra-compact production gear, we are webcasting seven games simultaneously…and pulling them together in a live studio show. It’s hosted by our guru of prep sports Nick Stevens. (My heads about to explode as I type this!) Bookmark this: www.highschoolot.com, and thank you Taco Bell for signing on as the presenting sponsor.

HighSchoolOT LiveOur Game of the Week (multi-camera production) will be Millbrook @ East Wake at 7:00 PM. We will have the following video streams in addition to that game:

  • New Bern @ Hillside, 7:00 PM
  • EE Smith @ Southern Durham, 7:00 PM
  • Heritage @ Green Hope, 7:00 PM
  • Wake Forest @ Panther Creek, 7:00 PM
  • Clayton @ Cleveland, 7:30 PM
  • Wakefield @ Middle Creek, 7:00 PM

    Connecting with the community is in Capitol’s DNA as a local broadcaster, and high school sports is as grass roots as you can get. The HighSchoolOT website and apps clocked 20 million page views last year and 1.5 million unique visitors. It’s obvious that prep sports matter in the Triangle!

Thanks to CS’ George Habel for his Note to Self entry.

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