Bright House Sports Network (BHSN) today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to become the Official Television Partner of the Florida High School Athletic Association. Under the agreement, Bright House Sports Network will produce and distribute all FHSAA state quarterfinals, semifinals and final series games for the next three years.
Bright House Networks customers in Tampa and Orlando can now enjoy live coverage of a minimum of sixty high school post-season games each year in High Definition (HD), including football, boys and girls basketball, boy and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, swimming and diving, girls volleyball, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading on Bright House Sports Network, channel 47, HD 1147. Bright House Sports Network has also teamed up with Comcast, Cox, Charter, and Time Warner Cable to make available select games throughout Florida and 19 other states, expanding the number of potential households that will be able to view the games to more than 20 million.
“This is a historic development for Florida high school sports coverage,” said Elliott Wiser, Vice President of Local Programming for Bright House Networks. “We are excited to partner with the FHSAA to produce a wide spectrum of sports live for our customers. High school sports have quickly become an important part of the television sports landscape.”
"The Florida High School Athletic Association is very proud to jointly announce the partnership agreement which designates Bright House Sports Network as the official television partner of the FHSAA,” said Dr. Roger Dearing, executive director, Florida High School Athletic Association. “The ability to showcase the quality of talent and level of competition among our high schools in Florida is of paramount importance to our member schools and our student-athletes. The wide variety of events, and multitude of sports covered, will certainly be of interest to every sports enthusiast throughout the state.”
“We are pleased to add the FHSAA state championships to our robust schedule of regular season high school games and events,” said Paul Kosuth, General Manager of Bright House Sports Network. “BHSN has the largest staff in the state devoted to producing and covering high school sports, and with this new agreement we can focus on providing the most comprehensive coverage anywhere.”
After the playoff and championship games air live, there will be multiple replays available. Bright House Sports Network also airs more than 200 regular season high school games throughout the season.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a strong portfolio of customizable, advanced business solutions for video, voice, data, cloud-based and managed services. The company is MEF-certified and also recently received the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks, visit (www.brighthouse.com).