FloSports will provide live streaming broadcasts for the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s baseball, softball and track and field championships, filling the void left by Time Warner Cable/Spectrum Sports.
TWC SportsChannel, which has done live broadcasts for NCHSAA championships and various regular season games for 11 years, will shut down this month. It agreed to do the girls soccer and boys and girls lacrosse title games, but refused its right to do the other three.
Without its media partner, the NCHSAA had to look for other options.
FloSports, unlike TWC, will not broadcast on television. It is a subscription-based provider (think NetFlix) that streams contests, like national wrestling tournaments. FloSports has several divisions: FloTrack, FloWrestling, FloSwimming, etc.
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The FloSports app is available on Roku and Apple TV.
The NCHSAA website has a note for fans who are new to FloSports. It says that FloSports is “a subscription based service and not pay per view. The live stream and video on demand from the Championships will be available through this service during the event and after the event is over. After purchasing your subscription, you may choose to cancel at any time. You will continue to be charged for access to the service and content until your subscription is canceled.”
The NCHSAA said last week that it is still working on finding a solution for how to broadcast its future state championships, starting this fall with volleyball, boys soccer and football.