SDPB is the exclusive home for ALL SDHSAA championship activities.


From basketball & football to all-state band & debate, South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) is the exclusive home for ALL South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) championship activities. SDHSAA governs high school sports and other activities in the state of South Dakota, and SDPB provides live coverage of these events through TV coverage, live webcast, onsite photography, Facebook and other social media methods. 

You can view the live coverage online at http://sports.sdpb.org or on SDPB-TV. Photos from the events can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb/sets/ and the archives of the events are online at the http://sports.sdpb.org site. The SDPB sports Facebook page can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/SDPBSports. Note that the photos are free for you to use as you wish. Print them, frame them, use as you wish! 

Right now as we post this blog you can view live coverage of SDHSAA girls basketball, and next weekend will be the boys basketball state championships. 

From many comments and reviewing the usage reports we can determine that this is a service the public enjoys and utilizes quite heavily. We have received comments from grandparents unable to travel to the events who were now able to view their grandchildren performing in a championship event. Our military service men and women serving overseas have been able to watch their children while still serving our country. South Dakotans placed all over the world have sent their appreciation to SDPB for providing such a great service. 

On February 28th and March 1st SDPB covered the State A wrestling tournament in Rapid City and the State B tournament in Aberdeen. Several hundred photographs were uploaded to the Flickr and SDPB sports Facebook page. Almost a half a million page views were delivered over the course of those 2 days. The semifinal round was webcast and the final rounds were broadcast and webcast. The A’s had 7,667 webcast views with 4,066 hours watched and the B's had 6,673 webcast views with 2,990 hours delivered showing a very loyal following regarding the number of views and hours watched. Interesting, and following recent web trends, our reports show around 28% of the people watching the live stream were from mobile devices and tablets. 

SDPB and BIT look forward to seeing what the usage reports will bring over the next few weeks of "March Madness" with the girls and boys basketball state championships. Again, to view the archives or the live coverage just browse over to http://sports.sdpb.org. To view some professionally taken photos check out the Flickr site of http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb/sets/.

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