Wheatland Center School may stream sports, special events

Wheatland Center School may be streaming live sporting and other special events this year through a Wisconsin-based website.

The School Board approved entering an agreement with prepsonthenet.com for the coming school year and continuing for five years.

The company will give the school $4,500 in equipment such as a camera. Footage of events will be available live and then for 72 hours for free and then for a fee afterwards, explained prepsonthenet.com representative Randy Sparks.

The company will train students in how to use the equipment as most of the content is generated by students.

District administrator Jason Tadlock had experience with prepsonthenet.com in his previous job in New Glarus. He approached the company about Wheatland participating.

Wheatland is the first grade school district to participate, Sparks said.

The school will realize a share of revenue from any money paid for subscriptions to view content and for website advertising. The School Board postponed a decision on whether to also have prepsonthenet.com sell advertising for fields and the gym, with the school getting 30 percent of the revenue.


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