Not only do we use it for all of our sports, but we use it for our school plays. We even use it as a curriculum item: for our cinema students special effects projects and student film festival.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2009
HI-POD has introduced a free streaming web channel for high school sports programs that allows schools to monetize their sports content. HI-PODCASTS.COM is a web portal that allows schools to freely stream their games on the internet and set up those games Pay-per-view. The channels are viewable from the hi-podcasts site. Each channel can also be embedded on the school site, enabling schools to control and keep the traffic on the school's website.
This season many of the top high school football teams in the country will be streaming on the hi-podcasts.com site, including the National champions, Saint Thomas Aquinas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With a tremendous following the team will be able to stream all their games and generate revenue from fans (anywhere in the world) that cannot attend their games.
In addition to the Saint Thomas Aquinas team, many other top teams in the country will be taking advantage of the hi-podcasts system. Maxpreps number one ranked team for California- Notre Dame Sherman Oaks will be streaming. Louisiana top team Lutcher HS has signed on to stream. So has Illinois top ranked giant Hinsdale Central. Arizona powerhouse Milenium HS will also stream as well as another top Ranked CA team- Redlands East Valley will be joining the hi-podcasts family.
Other teams include Michigan's East Grand Rapids HS, Idaho's Skyview HS, Virginia's Manassas Park HS, and Arizona's Desert Ridge. All will be serving up their games on the HI-PODCASTS site.
The HI-PODCASTS site offers schools the ability to stream without fees and to create pay-per-view streams. The free stream, starts with a thirty second commercial that plays while the stream buffers on the user's computer. The stream is not a download. Instead the video buffers and disappears from memory after it is viewed, thus allowing schools to maintain control of the content.
To watch a pay-per-view stream, the viewer simply enters his credit card information and is granted access after the purchase. The school determines the pay-per-view price as well as the length of time that the event will take place. If the school chooses to convert a free channel to a pay-per-view channel, the school simply must tell the hi-podcasts administration no later than 2 days before the event of the change.
The new technology behind the HI-PODCASTS software removes the need for server farms. Now any school with a computer and a dedicated cable modem connection (1.5 to 2.0 megabit connection) can serve up a stream to as many as 30,000 simultaneous viewers without any bandwidth issues.
Viewable on a PC, MAC and even your cell phone. The system is intelligent enough to play on Wifi enabled IPHONES or windows mobile phones. According to HI-POD President Enrique Morales, "One of most underrated functions of the hi-podcasts system is the cell phone functionality. Working parents will now be able to watch on a cellphone and support their children's sports activities, without being in the same city or country for that matter."
Some schools like Don Antonio Lugo HS of Chino Hills, CA have taken the hi-podcasts system to a whole new level. KDALTV's Fred Altenberg stated: "Not only do we use it for all of our sports, but we use it for our school plays. We even use it as a curriculum item: for our cinema students special effects projects and student film festival."
The HI-PODCASTS network was created by HI-POD president Enrique Morales to promote the HI-POD Products: the 31foot Endzone Camera and the 17foot mobile camera systems.
The HI-POD 31 foot endzone camera is a portable telescoping camera mast that elevates to 31 feet and allows the user total pan, tilt and zoom control of the camera mounted on top of the HI-POD ENDZONE CAMERA.
The HI-POD 17 foot mobile unit is a more nimble version of the endzone camera. The mobile unit can be moved while fully elevated, without the need to collapse it. This unit has been called the "huddle camera" because it can hover 17 feet above the huddle during a practice. It can also be used on the Line-of-scrimmage, because it can be repositioned at the end of every play.