UNITED STATES: School to launch streaming network
Students to gain experience through Film & Media Arts Pathway program
(MissionNewswire) St. John Bosco High School, located in Bellflower, Calif., is set to launch a streaming network, known as Bosco+, for high school sports coverage. The school partnered with the For A Bright Future Foundation, which added a new media lab to the campus and enabled this new streaming service. The school also has an affiliate partnership with the NFHS Network, which is operated by PlayOn! Sports and the leading network for access to high school sports in the country, offering audiences unlimited access to live and on-demand games.
St. John Bosco High School, as an NFHS Network Affiliate, will produce selected Bosco home and away games, and other games in the CIF Southern Section for the Network. The NFHS Network will provide camera systems for the school’s baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer and swimming facilities as well as production software for the school’s media lab. Further, the NFHS Network will collaborate with St. John Bosco’s Film & Media Arts Pathway program on training and curriculum development for its students, who will produce each live event.
The Film and Media Arts Pathway is a professional industry preparation program at St. John Bosco High School designed to prepare students for collegiate film school. From screenwriting, production and design to directing and producing, students learn about the business side of the media industry through a hands-on, project-based approach.
Dr. Brian Wickstrom, St. John Bosco president and CEO, said, “St. John Bosco is thrilled to be at the forefront of this exciting step forward in high school sports media. By forming an affiliate partnership with the NFHS Network, the leader in high school sports broadcasting, we’re not only providing wider coverage for our championship-winning athletic programs to our fans, but we’re also providing an incredible learning opportunity to our Film & Media Arts Pathway students who will be producing the games. This step, made possible by the For a Bright Future Foundation Media Lab that opened at St. John Bosco in February, is huge for our school community and for high school sports across the country.”
David Rudolph, PlayOn! Sports CEO, said, “The NFHS Network is proud to partner with St. John Bosco to empower students to gain real-world experience in broadcast journalism through the prestigious Film & Media Arts Pathway program. We look forward to seeing the talent of the student-broadcasters and student-athletes at St. John Bosco showcased to a wider audience.”
Jerrod Montgomery, a senior Film & Media Arts Pathway student, is excited to get started. He said, “To have this opportunity to learn from the best in the business and to actually produce a game at a professional level for a platform like the NFHS Network is something I never thought I’d be doing in high school.”
The partnership kicked off with St. John Bosco’s National Championship winning football team’s home opener on Aug. 18 versus Liberty High School.
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