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Live Streaming Options for 2020-21 9/6/2020

Wondering how you can watch and support your Mustangs in the midst of a pandemic? We've got you covered.

WATCH OUR LIVE STREAM ABOUT LIVE STREAMS
Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm (also available for on-demand replay)
https://youtu.be/3TxD9J9huwE

We recognize that due to the limitations on spectators, you may be unable to join us in person this season for live sports, or you may not be comfortable based on your personal circumstances being in a public space. With that in mind, we are committed to doing everything possible to safely deliver Wekiva sports to you wherever you are.

Wekiva is uniquely positioned to produce quality live streams because we have been developing and refining our resources for the past three years. This year will have a few logistical tweaks to keep our broadcast participants safe and will benefit from some new equipment, but it will otherwise be similar to what you have seen in the past from Wekiva Sports.

We plan on primarily delivering live streams this year via YouTube and NFHS Network. You can always immediately find out how any particular game is being broadcast by clicking on the icon next to the game on the schedule.

How can I watch on YouTube Live?

Many of our regular season home games will be streamed on YouTube Live in partnership with our Wekiva Broadcast Production program. This will include all four home football games, and many of our other home games as well. (We are working out the logistics before promising exactly which ones.)

YouTube Live is free with ads, or you may subscribe to YouTube Premium for $11.99/month for ad-free viewing across all of YouTube. If you watch with ads, we earn a commission on the revenue generated from the ads placed by Google and YouTube. If you watch with a Premium subscription, we earn a commission on your subscription fee when you watch our videos.

YouTube is available in all of the following ways:

  • Any computer by visiting YouTube.com/c/WekivaSports
  • Search for Wekiva Sports using the YouTube app on any Apple or Android mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc.)
  • The YouTube app is also available on many gaming consoles, including XBOX 360 or ONE, Nintendo Wii U or Switch, and Playstation 3 or 4.
  • Most Smart TVs include the YouTube app.
  • Streaming devices such as Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and TiVo also include the YouTube app.

How can I watch on NFHS Network?

Thanks to a partnership with the NFHS Network, we now have equipment that allows us to bring you literally every game hosted in our stadium and gym, even if multiple games happen at the same time or we don't have a crew available. This includes freshman, JV, and varsity teams where applicable, and it includes both regular season and postseason. (Note that freshman and JV football are currently postponed.)

This new capability is made possible by fully automatic Pixellot cameras that have been permanently mounted in the stadium and gym. We simply program the schedule that tells them when to turn on, and they start streaming and follow the action automatically. When possible, we can connect scoreboard data and broadcast audio to them as well.

A subscription to the NFHS Network costs $10.99/month or $69.99/year. If you choose the annual option or upgrade to it, a portion of your subscription fee is contributed to Wekiva.

NFHS Network is available in the following ways:

  • Use any computer to visit NFHSNetwork.com and search for Wekiva.
  • Get the NFHS Network app, available for any Apple or Android mobile device as well as Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku.

How does Wekiva choose a broadcasting method?

Whenever we have a full crew available, we will do a traditional live stream and simulcast it on both YouTube and the NFHS Network. Traditional live streams benefit from human-operated cameras, custom graphics, more robust scoreboard integration, and live play-by-play commentary.

When conflicts prevent us from using a full crew, we will use the Pixellot automatic live streams to broadcast on NFHS Network only. While these may not have quite the level of polish found in our fully-produced streams, they allow us to bring you more games than we ever could before.

Please note that postseason games can only be broadcast on the NFHS Network regardless of what equipment we use due to the fact that the FHSAA owns the media rights.

What about away games?

The host school owns the broadcast rights to their regular season games. We will reach out to host schools for our away games to find out if and how they are planning to live stream the game, and we will post that information on the schedule on WekivaMustangs.com. Look for the icon next to each game and click it to see the broadcast options.

For away football games, we will go live from the sideline at pregame, at halftime, and postgame with updates and interviews. You can find these live streams on our social media channels:

If I can't watch a live stream, how else can I follow along live?

Any time a game is happening on campus, you can connect to its scoreboard. Just go to this link (which also appears in the schedule when a game is in progress):

http://wekivamustangs.com/Scoreboard

In addition, for many of our sports, we stream live play-by-play stats using iScore. Look for the icon in the schedule next to the game on WekivaMustangs.com. We currently support this for football (home and away), basketball (home), baseball (home), and softball (home), but we are looking into ways we can expand to other sports and venues.

We also regularly post updates and scores to @WekivaSports on Twitter and Facebook. Those attending in person can help us at away games by tagging us, and we will gladly retweet and share your information!

What about sports that compete off campus?

The logistical realities of golf courses, bowling alleys, cross country trails, and aquatic centers often make it difficult to live stream. These are large, spread-out venues, and stable Internet connections are often scarce. Nevertheless, we are looking into innovative ways that we can bring you live or tape-delayed content from off site. We are encouraging all of our coaches (and those family members who are attending) to capture as much media as they can so we can post it on our social media feeds.

What about sideline cheerleading, band, JROTC, dance, and other activities that usually support our sporting events?

At least at first, these programs will not be participating in person at our sporting events. We are working with the sponsors of each of these programs to find ways to virtually incorporate them for our face-to-face fans and our live stream viewers. We hope that we will be able to reintroduce these programs in person later in the year, and we would also like to remind everyone that Competition Cheerleading has its own winter season, which we still plan to sponsor.

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On the Schedule

DateTimeTeamOpponent
9/25/2020 7:00 pm V Football Ocoee
9/26/2020 8:00 am G Swimming & Diving Patriot Invitational (@ Lake Brantley)
9/26/2020 11:45 am B Swimming & Diving Patriot Invitational (@ Lake Brantley)
9/29/2020 6:00 pm VG Volleyball @ Cornerstone
9/30/2020 3:00 pm B Bowling Dr. Phillips (@ Sky Lanes)
9/30/2020 3:00 pm G Bowling Dr. Phillips (@ Sky Lanes)
9/30/2020 3:30 pm B Golf Dr. Phillips (@ Wekiva GC)
9/30/2020 4:30 pm B Swimming & Diving Edgewater (@ College Park Pool) D
9/30/2020 4:30 pm G Swimming & Diving Edgewater (@ College Park Pool) D
9/30/2020 6:00 pm VG Volleyball @ Boone

Complete Schedule »

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