BOONE, Iowa — The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has released the following statement today:
The IHSAA is litigating a media rights dispute with the Iowa High School Sports Network (IHSSN), the current rights holder for select championship events.
IHSSN plans to charge live streaming viewers of the upcoming IHSAA State Football Semifinals and Finals at the UNI-Dome. We have objected to IHSSN’s live streaming charges since they were announced this summer. The dispute remains ongoing in Polk County District Court.
The IHSAA will continue to pursue free public access to broadcasts and streaming of its championship events. Until then, attending IHSAA championships allows fans to support our schools in person and ensures purchases go toward student-athlete programs and experiences.
ABOUT THE IHSAA
The Iowa High School Athletic Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers free membership to all high schools in Iowa that are recognized by the Department of Education. The IHSAA works to coordinate, develop, direct, oversee, and promote boys’ high school and junior high sports and activities across the state of Iowa.