Media Resources

IHSAA Postseason Lead-Up Video Access

 

Policies, fees, applications for media outlets and schools or individuals interested in producing video at postseason lead-up events.

The Iowa High School Sports Network and NFHS Network maintain exclusive rights for select IHSAA state tournament and postseason events.

This page and its associated fees do not apply to viewers or consumers of IHSAA postseason lead-up events.

 

2021-22 Video Access Policies

This list pertains to all requests for video broadcasts (over-the-air television, cable television, internet webcasts, internet streams, etc.) of IHSAA-sponsored postseason events, such as sectionals, regionals, districts, and substates, which lead up to IHSAA state tournaments.

 

1. NFHS Network holds rights and right of first refusal to IHSAA postseason events leading up to state tournaments, and select state tournament events. Third party broadcasts are prohibited at events selected and shown by NFHS Network. If the NFHS Network accepts a broadcast after a third party has applied for access, the third party applicant will be refunded by the IHSAA.

2. Schools or student groups operating broadcasts within the NFHS School Broadcast Program do not need to apply or pay for postseason productions at their venue. These broadcasts qualify as NFHS Network broadcasts. Any other school or student group wishing to broadcast should apply through the form linked below.

3. All approved video access applicants must download and display the IHSAA logo as a corner on-screen graphic, if technologically capable.

4. All approved video access applicants must download and display three (3) selected IHSAA advertisements provided by the IHSAA and/or its partners during the event production. If the production is not technologically capable of implementing these videos at this time, three (3) advertisements will be provided to be read during the event production.

5. Applications must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the event’s scheduled start time.

6. Payments must be submitted online or postmarked within two days after the selected event occurring, unless otherwise coordinated with the IHSAA.

7. Reproductions or copies of the broadcast shall not be sold or distributed without written consent from the IHSAA.

8. Advertisements or promotions associated with alcohol, tobacco, firearms, gambling, performance enhancing substances, or lewd subject matter are prohibited.

9. Any outlet which simulcasts its broadcast over multiple platforms is not subject to multiple access fees. Only one fee will be applied by the IHSAA.

10. Applications do not require resubmission for games or events that are postponed or delayed. Only one approved form and access fee is necessary for the entirety of an event.

11. Video access policies and fees apply whether an approved broadcast is “live” or “tape-delayed.” No differentiation is made regarding timing or platform of release from an applicant.

12. The IHSAA reserves the right to remove access to its events at any time and may discontinue this agreement immediately if the broadcast entity violates IHSAA rules and regulations or expresses views incompatible with the values of the IHSAA and interscholastic athletics.

 

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Broadcasters will be responsible for coordinating setup and production with the event/tournament manager at each host site. Parking, entry, credentialing, and work space are at the discretion of the event/tournament manager or administrator. If the host site cannot facilitate or allow access, any access fees paid by applicants will be refunded by the IHSAA. Broadcast equipment, including tripods and protective cases, shall not be placed in tournament seating areas or obstruct the view or personal space of tournament spectators.

Reminder: Completing an application is not a guarantee of postseason broadcasting access. Approval must be received from the host site by the IHSAA, and confirmation of access will be sent by the IHSAA. Payment should be submitted after confirmation and approval are received by applicant.

2021-22 Video Access Fees

FOOTBALL

  5A, 4A, 3A 2A, 1A, A, 8P
Round of 32 $250
Round of 16 $500 $400
Quarterfinal $600 $500

 

WRESTLING

  3A, 2A, 1A
Regional Duals $250
Sectional Tournament $400
District Tournament $500

 

BASKETBALL

  4A, 3A 2A, 1A
District Rounds $250
Substate Rounds $400
Substate Finals $500 $400

 

ALL OTHER SPORTS

  All Classes
All Rounds $250

Per Game: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer.

Per Date: Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling.

Please Inquire: Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Track & Field.

 

PAYMENT

Via check or electronic payment (credit card required) HERE or the button below. 

Please send checks to: IHSAA, c/o Accounting, 1605 S. Story Street, Boone, IA 50036

APPLY FOR IHSAA VIDEO ACCESS

To be completed by the entity requesting access to broadcast an IHSAA-sponsored postseason lead-up event via television or Internet in the 2021-22 school year.

Permission to access and broadcast the selected event may be granted following application receipt and review by the IHSAA and the host site. You will be contacted by the IHSAA once an application has been approved or denied.

Name of media outlet, school, network, etc.
Applicant Contact Name(Required)
Name of person applying.
Email address of person applying.
Phone number of person applying.
Sport(Required)
Select sport applicant is requesting video access for:
Date of Event(Required)
Which member school is hosting this game or which school is serving as host if at a neutral site?
How many individuals will be working for your organization on site?
How many cameras will be in operation for this event?
If no announcers or audio, please indicate.
Please send the best available link or channel listing for this event at time of application.

2021-22 Policy Consents

The items below are new for 2021-22. They are not required to submit this application, per policy above. If you do not currently agree, you can still submit the application through the button below.
Policy #3
Policy #4