IHSA Football Leaving Rockford TV
There's a flag on the play, and it's not against Rockford. Rockford high school football fans might have a problem watching Thanksgiving weekend games this year because of a new television deal. According to MyStateline.com, Mynetwork TV will no longer broadcast IHSA State Football Championship games in the foreseeable future.
In a statement made by WTVO (MyNetwork TV) GM, IHSA fans will have to pay to watch their teams play.
"We brought the games to the viewer free and over-the-air by a broadcast signal," says Kelly Lattimer the General Manager of WTVO/MyNetwork TV in Rockford.
IHSA Championship games will be viewable through ComcastSportsNet, locally through Comcast and various satellite providers. The games will also be streamable through devices with NFHS Network's app. All the aforementioned options will cost money. This change will affect Peoria and Champaign local TV broadcast rights as well.
Here's an interesting fact shared by MyStateline.com,
About 20 percent of the homes in the Rockford viewing area don't currently have access to ComcastSportsNet Chicago, so this decision impact a lot of people.