Officials with Cortland Enlarged City School District have announced that all sporting events held in the high school gymnasium and on the turf field will be now available for online viewing through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).
“It is our hope that this will allow more people to watch our athletic events and feel like they are part of our Cortland community despite geographic distance,” said High School Principal Joe Mack. “Several other high schools in our region use this system so if you subscribe through Cortland you can even watch away games when Cortland plays teams in the Syracuse area.”
Contests will now be streamed both live and on-demand using a special high-quality game camera called the “Pixellot,” which allows any sports organization to produce high-quality game video and stream it to fans, players and coaches, both live and on-demand.
Cortland has already installed a Pixellot in the upper high school gymnasium and in the press box at Meischocoff Stadium.
To use the service, fans will need to pay a membership cost of $69/annually or $10.99/monthly for unlimited access.
“This will allow our parents, grandparents, and family members that are unable to make the games access to watch live or afterwards,” said Athletic Director Tim Wagoner. “We wanted to bring this to Cortland because we have heard feedback that for example, grandparents that live far away expressed interest in watching their grandchildren play sports. Coaches also have a log in so they could watch games and students can make highlight videos to send to college athletic programs.”
To subscribe to NFHS, click here.