NDHSAA and BEK Broadcasting Network reach five-year agreement on NDHSAA Tier II Television Contract


November 30, 2017 10:15 am

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors has approved a contract with the BEK Broadcasting Network for television broadcast rights for NDHSAA Tier II events.

Contract approval was finalized at the NDHSAA Board of Directors meeting held Thursday, November 30 in Valley City.

The five-year agreement covers NDHSAA Tier II television broadcasts starting in the 2018-19 school year through the 2022-23 school year.

Tentative Postseason events to be broadcasted by BEK Broadcasting Network include:

- State Boys Soccer (5th place, 3rd place and championship matches)

- First Round of 9-man football playoffs (Up to three games)

­- First Round of Division A/Second Round of 9-man football playoffs (Up to three games)

- Quarterfinals of Division AAA football playoffs (Up to three games)

- Quarterfinals of 9-man, Division A, Division AA football playoffs (Up to three games)

- Semifinals of Division AAA football playoffs (Up to two games)

- Semifinals of 9-man, Division A, Division AA football playoffs (Up to three games)

- Class B Regional Volleyball (Up to three Regions)

- Class A East Region Volleyball (two state qualifier matches and championship match)

- Class A West Region Volleyball (two state qualifier matches and championship match)

- State Volleyball (All matches A & B)

- State Wrestling (A & B Championship Duals)

- State Wrestling (A & B Individual Championship Matches)

- Class B Regional Girls Basketball (Up to three Regions)

- Class A East Region Boys and Girls Basketball

- Class A West Region Boys and Girls Basketball

- Class B Regional Boys Basketball (Up to three Regions)

- State Class A Baseball (Five Games: Semifinals, 5th, 3rd & championship games)

- State Class A Softball (Five Games: Semifinals, 5th, 3rd & championship games)

- State Class B Baseball (Six Games: Semifinals, 7th, 5th, 3rd & championship games)

- State Class B Softball (Six Games: Semifinals, 7th, 5th, 3rd & championship games)

- State Girls Soccer (5th place, 3rd place and championship matches)

“BEK Broadcasting Network is excited to once again bring televised state tournament coverage to the viewers of North Dakota,” BEK Broadcasting Network Chief Operating Office Jordan Hassler said. “As North Dakota’s largest producer of televised sporting content, over 400 games a year, BEK Broadcasting Network is committed to providing award winning broadcast coverage of North Dakota high school athletics and activities.” 

Tournaments included in the NDHSAA Tier II television contract are highly anticipated sporting events in the state of North Dakota. NDHSAA Executive Director Matt Fetsch is pleased these events will be televised through the partnership with the BEK Broadcasting Network.

“We are excited about BEK’s commitment to producing such a large number of NDHSAA events,” Fetsch said. “Sports that have traditionally had limited television coverage will now have more exposure than ever.”

BEK Broadcasting Network Information

BEK Prime is available statewide on all cable and satellite providers and over-the-area via KNDB/M and KRDK. Visit www.bektel.com/bbn for current schedule and providers channel listings.

BEK247 channel (previously BEK Sports) is available throughout North Dakota on cable affiliates and over-the-air on KNDB/M and KRDK. Visit www.bektel.com/bbn for current schedule and providers channel listings.

Additionally, BEK Prime and BEK247 are available nationally with BEKNow on an ROKU streaming device. Visit http://beknow.tv for more information.

Tier II Televised Events expand NDHSAA Postseason Television Coverage  

The NDHSAA Tier II Television Contract is separate from its Tier I Television Contract. 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) broadcasts will be produced by Forum Communications Company.