Starting with boys and girls basketball, CalHiSports.com will partner with Fantag to highlight several games each week, bringing Fantag’s patented video highlight technology to schools throughout the state. Go inside to read more about how you can use the Fantag app at your games and to see how the Fantag Games of the Week will be selected and featured.
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CalHiSports.com is pleased to announce this week a new partnership with Fantag, a technology company that is aiming to change the way high schools create and share video highlights from their sporting events with parents, fans, press and communities.
Since the Fantag office in downtown Sacramento is just steps away from the California State Library where Cal-Hi Sports founder Nelson Tennis spent so many years of his life looking up California high school records and where current Cal-Hi Sports publisher/editor Mark Tennis also began to look up record totals for his uncle when he was in high school in the 1970s, the partnership with Fantag is a great example of the past connecting with the future.
The first initiative to be rolled out between Fantag and CalHiSports.com will be the Fantag Games of the Week. This will highlight up to four games per week, beginning with boys and girls basketball in January, and will enable the schools involved to use Fantag for free to see how easy it is to engage their fans and community by delivering instant video highlights directly to their phones. Each game also will be highlighted on the CalHiSports.com website and promoted through CalHiSports.com’s social media channels.
Eventually, the goal will be to highlight games throughout California, but for the first month it will center on games closer to Fantag’s base of operations in the Sacramento region. Boys basketball games already slated to be featured are Grant (Sacramento) at Burbank (Sacramento) on Jan. 4, Capital Christian (Sacramento) at Sacramento on Jan. 4, Woodcreek (Roseville) at Antelope on Jan. 8 and Modesto Christian at St. Mary’s (Stockton) on Jan. 14. Girls basketball games already slated to be featured are West Campus (Sacramento) at Folsom on Jan. 5 and Antelope at Inderkum (Sacramento) on Jan. 9. More games could be added later.
Fantag worked with schools throughout the nation this past football season to introduce and implement its technology through a partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group. Schools surrounding the communities of San Antonio, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Charleston (South Carolina) and Dayton (Ohio) were introduced and given access to Fantag. Then, through the program, fans at those school events were able to capture, replay and share video highlights directly on their phones, without having to record the video themselves.
The beauty of Fantag also is that once the school or an assigned videographer is recording a game, high school sports fans, parents and athletes can get highlights from that footage with just a tap of a button through the free Fantag app. The school videographers just create the event in Fantag, and record the action on their phone. After an exciting play, every fan at the venue can simply tap the Fantag button in the free app and they’ll instantly receive a 15-second jumpback video clip of the moment they just watched live.
More about Fantag
Fantag is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for teams to manage all their video in one place – for hassle-free sharing of highlights, clips, replays, and reels. Using patented cloud video synchronization technology and a mobile app, Fantag automates the delivery of personalized highlights and transforms the fan experience. Their vision is to create a world where no moment is ever lost.
Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He also is author of “High School Football In California,” which was No. 1 on Amazon.com’s list of bestsellers in the teen/young adult football category for several weeks after it was released. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports