On Friday, WRTV, the Scripps ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, kicks off The Friday Football Frenzy – MIC Game of the Week, its exclusive airing of live, high school football games WRTV is teaming up with the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) to televise featured match-ups of some of the state’s biggest and best football programs. MIC […]
WRTV is teaming up with the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) to televise featured match-ups of some of the state’s biggest and best football programs. MIC has had several state championship teams.
The games are televised on a WRTV subchannel and can be streamed live with WRTV apps and at TheIndyChannel.com.
“Viewers can be at the game and watching it on their phone while it’s in progress,” said Paul Montgomery, WRTV’s director of creative services.
According to Montgomery, WebStream Sports, a video production company, uses a crew of six or seven to handle production of the games.
The games have announcers and commercials throughout, according to Montgomery. “You’d think you were looking at the game on ESPN, the production level is that high.”
WRTV says it is the only TV station in town carrying regularly scheduled local high school, local college and local pro sports on Hometown Sports and News (HTSN), its 24/7 local news, weather and sports channel.
Montgomery said sponsors like Latitude 360, a restaurant and entertainment center, want to reach high school students, while another, the Lincoln Institute of Learning, is looking to reach their parents.
The station invites the schools playing in Friday Football Frenzy to create 30-second messages about their schools which air within the televised game.
Here are a few examples of what some high schools created last year.