PrepChannel.com is on the air
Starting on Friday, Prepchannel.com will hit the web.
Prepchannel.com will be an exclusive broadband website serving Chicagoland high school sports.
The creators of PrepChannel.com, Adam Dew and Edward Seaton, along with EDGYTIM won a Midwest Emmy award in 2003 for their work on Preps Xtra, which aired on WBBM-TV in Chicago.
Tim O'Halloran aka EDGYTIM, publisher of EDGYTIM.com, will serve as an on air contributor and high school football expert for Prepchannel.com this fall.
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NBC5 Chicago announced exclusive partnership with PrepChannel.com
Effective, August 26,2006, NBC5 Chicago will be airing high school sports highlights from PrepChannel.com on NBC5 News Saturdays at 9AM and on Sports Sunday. This partnership also includes PrepChannel.com to provide highlight content for NBC5.COM.
Coverage of highschool sports from football to baseball continue to grow with popularity. This partnership will enable NBC5 to provide viewers with highlights and footage they won't be able to get anywhere else.
"We are very excited about our partnership with PrepChannel.com," said Frank Whittaker, Vice-President of News NBC5. "It will allow us to significantly expand our reach and resources to serve individual communities in a way that hasn't been done before. At the same time gives our viewers access to the best in high school athletics. It's a great way to use the internet to highlight local sports, on air and on line."
"We are thrilled to have NBC5 as our local broadcast partner," said Adam Dew of PrepChannel.com "We live in the greatest city in America for prep sports. This is great news for Chicago high school sports."
In addition to the weekly packages, PrepChannel.com will also provide NBC5 with three half-hour season wrap-up shows. These specials will highlight the best of the fall, winter and spring sports seasons.
PrepChannel.com is a first of it's kind web-based video network covering high school teams and stars. Covering all of the action in the field, locker and in the stands, PrepChannel's current focus is high school football and basketball. Additional coverage of volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, wrestling, cheerleading and much more will continue to be added to the roster.
PrepChannel.com's core production team of Adam Dew and Edward Seaton have produced sports documentaries for INHD and College Sports TV. The site was designed by Burton Rast and Chicago-based Sarma Creative.