Sports for the Masses
Frisco parents can now watch student athletes on new NBC Sports platform
Parents and students involved with Frisco ISD athletics will soon be able to stream district sporting events thanks to a partnership with NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine youth sports technology platform.
According to a release, the new, multi-year partnership names SportsEngine as the “exclusive streaming and video partner” of FISD. The Frisco Sports Live web portal will provide streaming of approximately 4,000 sporting events annually for all 12 high schools and 18 middle schools, accessible on computers and other internet-connected devices.
SportsEngine’s video tools will be available to FISD’s more than 12,000 athletes and their families, providing them with live streaming, video-on-demand, game highlights, and more.
“We’re thrilled to expand this foundational partnership with Frisco ISD to provide its athletes, teams, families, and fans unprecedented video coverage across all sports,” says NBC Sports Next SVP Brett MacKinnon in a statement. “Frisco ISD and its athletic department are industry leaders and we share in their vision and commitment to supporting and growing each and every athlete in the district.”
SportsEngine has installed cameras at all Frisco ISD high school athletic facilities, including outdoor fields, gymnasiums, and baseball and softball diamonds, as well as swimming facilities. Cameras also have been installed in middle school gymnasiums, as well as any additional school facilities agreed upon by the two parties.
The site's video editing tools will also allow athletes to create their own customized highlight reels, and coaches and school administrators to make sports education and training videos.
“We’re excited that our students’ performances and achievements will be showcased on the SportsEngine platform and how it will add to the experience of participants, families, and fans throughout the district and beyond,” said FISD Athletic Director Jerry Littlejohn in a statement.
Viewers can now subscribe to Frisco Sports Live to see FISD sporting events for the 2023-24 school year, as well as select events from the 2022-23 school year. The service is free for its base level, which allows users to live stream games and upload highlights.
Users can pay $200 per year for a subscription that gives access to ad-free streams, live game replays, on-demand viewing, and more; to celebrate the launch of the network, SportsEngine is offering 40 percent off at SportsEnginePlay.com.