The FCIAC has signed a contract with LocalLive, a Stamford-based digital-video company, to stream regular season and playoff games. The partnership will be known as Fairfield.LIVE.
The company has been working with tri-state high schools and also expects to sign a number of FCIAC schools to give them the ability to stream their own games.
Fairfield.LIVE will begin streaming an FCIAC Football Game of the Week this fall, starting Saturday with the New Canaan at St. Joseph game. They will soon expand coverage to other fall sports and then the semifinals and finals of the league playoffs.
Games can be viewed at fairfield.live
The FCIAC had been working with HAN Network, which closed in the summer.
Both sides expect 176-240 events to be produced per year for the next three years.
“I visited their studio in Stamford this month and was very impressed with their organization along with the quality of their streaming,” said Dave Schulz, the FCIAC commissioner. “They will have the ability to cover multiple sites on the same night, which will add to the extent of our coverage. We are looking forward to a great working relationship.”
All games will be offered at no charge.
Each school in the league will have the option to install cameras at multiple venues at their school, and through their own website and the Fairfield.LIVE portal stream games and events throughout the year.