Season III Begins
‘PREP ZONE’ RETURNS FOR THIRD SEASON ON FOXSPORTSWEST.COM
Live Streaming Platform to Again Deliver Four Weekly CIF-Southern Section Football Games;
Interactive Hosts Provide Best Action From All Four Games
Social Sharing and Embedding Capabilities Enable Live Viewing Across
Blogs, Facebook, iPhone and Android Users
Los Angeles – FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket, in partnership with the CIF-Southern Section, today announced the 2013 Prep Zone football schedule. Returning for a third season, the online streaming platform will again reside on foxsportswest.com/prepzone for 15 weeks of prep football action.
The Prep Zone football schedule kicks-off in conjunction with the “Ford CIF Southern Section TV Game of the Week” next Friday, August 30 and will feature the following live matchups at 7:00PM: Crenshaw at Long Beach Poly, South Anchorage (AK) at Moorpark, Upland at Mater Dei and Serrano at Paraclete.
Prior to Prep Zone coverage each week, the “High School Spotlight” pre-game show will stream live at 6:30PM. Kevin Barnett returns to host the live half-hour program from the Prep Zone studio alongside Scott Kennedy, FOX Sports Next’s Director of Scouting. And to wrap up Friday night coverage, the Prep Zone streaming shifts to the “High School Spotlight Scoreboard” show – with Barnett and Kennedy -to recap scores and highlights from across Southern California.
Calling the action this season on Prep Zone, Dennis Ackerman, Chris Fisher, Ross Porter, Fred Salas, Brian Sieman, and Paul Westphal will provide play-by-play; while Chris Galippo, Chris Hale (analyst/reporter), Mike Karney, Tony Moskal and James Washington provide color commentary.
And new to Thursday evenings this fall, FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket will re-air the best Prep Zone game from the week before.
ABOUT “PREP ZONE”
• “Prep Zone” is the online platform dedicated to covering CIF Southern Section athletics
• Fall streaming schedule features four football games per week; while the winter and spring lineups highlight Olympic sport competitions
• Exclusive written analysis from Rahshaun Haylock and Abbey Mastracco
• Original video content featuring local high schools and their student-athletes
• Archived games made available following all live streaming coverage
ABOUT THE “PREP ZONE” FOOTBALL STREAMING TECHNOLOGY
• Viewers are able to view up to four football games simultaneously
• Each streamed game will feature a three-camera production with the support of PlayOn! Sports
• User has the option to watch a 5th box in lieu of a specific streaming game(s) that will feature integrated hosts – Barnett and Kennedy – from the Prep Zone studios
• Integrated box will showcase the best action from across all four games while also providing game updates and scores from around SoCal and more
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING:
• Fans are encourage to share their photos and videos each week on Twitter and Instagram using #PrepZone
• Coaches, student-athletes, parents, media members and fans will have access to a library of instant game highlights each Friday night powered via Snappy TV technology
• Clips and full games can be shared with family and friends via email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter within seconds
About CIF Southern Section
The CIF Southern Section is comprised of 579 member schools and is one section in the 10-section California Interscholastic Federation, the largest state association in the country. The Southern Section, if it were its own state association, would rank No. 10 (behind California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida and Missouri).
About Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket
Together, Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket produce over 700 live sporting events and telecast over 2,000 hours of original programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.foxsportswest.com.