We here at SpartanTV have always focused on pushing the boundaries of what a typical high school Video Production and Broadcasting organization could do. When we started this adventure back in the spring of 2013 with the NFHS Network, we never imagined our organization would grow to where it is today. We started off with a single consumer grade camera and laptop, but as the organization and its members grew, so did our vision. Our goal was for our students to learn on professional equipment and give them real world experience. Through the Sycamore Education Foundation and the support of the Athletic Department, Sycamore Sports Boosters, and the 2013-14 Student Council, we were awarded over $20,000 in funds to create a High Definition, Multi Camera broadcast system. With the generosity of these organizations, our club quickly expanded and our ability to serve our community and students grew stronger.
When the 2014-15 school year came around, we were forced to change the way we did our broadcasts, in part because the NFHS Network changed to having a subscription-based viewing model. While we continue to view that school year as a huge success, we heard from you, our viewers, and our community. Without the NFHS Network, our organization could not have grown to what it is today, but after much research and feedback, we are excited to launch the NEW SpartanTV.org!
As a viewer of SpartanTV, the first thing you will notice is that regular season games have returned to being FREE, no sign-up or log-in required. Simply navigate to SpartanTV.org and choose the event you want to watch. It’s that simple! We will also now be streaming in multiple bit-rates, allowing you to watch our broadcasts in HD at home, but also on the go from your phone or tablet. All of these changes would not be possible without our initial supporters, the community of Sycamore, and YOU our viewers. Although most of our events can now be watched for free, and without an account or login, we will continue to be a part of the NFHS Network for all IHSA post season games, which may require sign-up and/or fee.
We hope you continue to tune into SpartanTV as we expand our offerings and explore more community relationships. We want to be your destination for coverage of Sycamore events. Please also support our sponsors, for without them our program would not be able to expand at the level we have been!