Lexington, KY – BlueFrame Technology announced Wednesday it has launched an end-to-end digital network for the St. Louis Community Sports Network. Chick-Fil-A is a crucial piece of the network, providing schools in the St. Louis area the ability to participate in the network at no charge.
"High schools play an important role for families and communities all over the St. Louis area. Chick-fil-A is excited to help bring local high school events to the families and fans who cannot attend in person, through high quality online streams." said Tony Johnson, Ellisville Chick-Fil-A Operator.
Schools will produce and stream their events with BlueFrame’s Production Truck Pro software. Production Truck adds the ability for schools to produce their events professionally, with graphics, instant replay capture, and more, providing a world-class experience for their viewers.
“We are so excited to work with Chick-Fil-A to provide a world-class platform and service for these schools and their fans.” said Ben Kant, co-founder and CEO of BlueFrame Technology.
The St. Louis Community Sports Network is now available on the web (https://stlsportsnetwork.com/) along with streaming applications for television and mobile devices, including Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku (TV), iOS, Android (mobile) and Amazon Fire Tablet. The app can be found and installed by searching for the St. Louis Community Sports Network. In addition, the St. Louis Community Sports Network will be a part of the MSHSAATV and Team1Prep websites and apps.
If you are a school in the St. Louis area and want to learn more about participating in the network, please contact BlueFrame at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-215-7979.
About BlueFrame Technology
BlueFrame Technology is the premier end-to-end video streaming provider servicing over 1,000 colleges, high schools, and athletic organizations across North America. BlueFrame has official partnerships with over 40 collegiate conferences and national organizations spanning all levels of competition. Currently, one out of every three NCAA institutions count on BlueFrame’s superior technology for their video streaming needs, including over 70% of NCAA Division II members. BlueFrame has also partnered with MSHSAA and IHSAA to power both associations' digital networks. For more information visit: www.hudl.com/blueframe
Chick-fil-A has 16 free-standing locations spanning the Greater St. Louis metro area, including two in metro east Illinois.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) is the governing body for high school activities throughout the state of Missouri. Approximately 580 high schools are members of MSHSAA.
The MSHSAA conducts championship-level activities in 23 activities.
At least 50 member high schools must sponsor a sport for an official championship series to be conducted. Sports such as boys volleyball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, boys softball, and water polo are considered "emerging sports" by MSHSAA, but an official postseason series does not exist with less than 50 schools involved in those activities. MSHSAA also administers sideline cheerleading and dance team activities.
The organization was formed in 1926 by a number of schools, both public and private, to oversee championship tournaments. Its first final was in boys' basketball, held that year at Washington University in St. Louis. MSHSAA removed the color barrier in 1952, allowing schools from the MNIAA (Missouri Negro Interscholastic Athletic Association) to join. In the late 1960s, the group unified football tournaments (previously only held locally) to form the Show-Me Bowl that exists today.