St. Joseph-Ogden joins school broadcasting program

St. Joseph-Ogden joins school broadcasting program

ST. JOSEPH — The high school will begin broadcasting school events in the near future.

St. Joseph-Ogden agreed to enter into a contract with PlayOn! Sports, which provides individual schools with an education-based broadcasting program that enables students and faculty to capture, edit and publish original content.

PlayOn! will provide SJ-O with the software and resources needed to produce TV-like events such as sports, graduation, guest speakers, and award ceremonies for broadcast over the Internet.

"It is a great way to showcase your school to the community," said Tom Neiman from PlayOn!.

The broadcast program is available to high schools nationwide, with 30 schools in Illinois taking part.

The school will use a laptop, provided by the company, to edit and produce the videos. The company also will train teachers and students and offer 24-hour phone support.

The shows will then be placed on a website. The website would feature the school's colors and graphics.

"SJO controls the content," Neiman said.

There is a $3,000 fee for the program. The fee is paid yearly; however, if the school produces 20 or more programs a year, $1,500 is refunded to the district.

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