PMHS to offer livestream of athletic events
The Picayune School Board of Trustees approved a request from Athletic Director Adam Feeley to enter into a contract with National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to use their technology platform to provide livestreaming of home football, soccer, volleyball, basketball games, graduation ceremonies, and any other events in the football stadium and gymnasium.
Feeley said the contract will cost the school district $2,500.00 installation fee. NFHS will provide cameras that are motion activated using computer technology to follow the action. NFHS covers all maintenance over a five year period for the equipment provided to the school to allow the livestreaming.
NFHS is a fee-based subscription for viewers that costs $69.99 per year or can purchased on a month to month basis for $10.99. Feeley said the school will receive $20.00 back on each season pass and 85% on monthly passes. The logins for the accounts do not allow duplicate logins for an event.
Feeley told the board that as of now, Governor Tate Reeves is only allowing attendance at high school sporting events to be at 25 percent of the stadium capacity. Feeley said that Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) is in hopes that Governor Reeves will up the attendance number to at least 50 percent. Feeley said Picayune’s Lee-Triplett Stadium has a current capacity of 4,000.
According to Superintendent Dean Shaw said Assistant Superintendent Walt Esslinger and Feeley stated have been in contact with the City of Picayune Parks and Recreation Director Trevor Adam on using portable bleachers to put the PMHS band on the field behind the end zone to allow for more people to utilize the normal stadium seating.