NDHSAA and Forum Communications Company reach agreement on Tier I Television Contract

October 5, 2017 11:00 am

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors has approved a contract with Forum Communications Company for television broadcast rights for NDHSAA’s Tier I events (Dakota Bowl Football State Championships, Boys & Girls State Hockey, Class B Girls Basketball State Tournament, Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament and the Class A Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament).

Contract approval was finalized at the NDHSAA Board of Directors meeting held October 5 in Valley City.

The five-year agreement covers NDHSAA’s Tier I television broadcasts through the 2022-23 school year. The NDHSAA and Forum Communications Company are currently in Year Five of a television contract that began in 2013-14.

“Forum Communications is proud to continue our partnership with the North Dakota High School Activities Association in showcasing some of North Dakota’s premiere teams and student athletes,” Forum Communications Company Chief Executive Officer Bill Marcil Jr. said. “As our state continues to grow, Forum Communications and the NDHSAA will continue to lead the way for our youth. Our award-winning coverage is exactly what North Dakota’s high school sports fans deserve.”

State tournaments included in the NDHSAA’s Tier I television contact are some of the most anticipated sporting events in the state of North Dakota and NDHSAA Executive Director Matt Fetsch is enthusiastic about continuing the partnership with Forum Communications Company.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Forum Communications,” Fetsch said. “They have demonstrated a commitment to the NDHSAA and its member schools, as well as high school sports fans across the world.”

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