SCC Takes Over Where Skalooza Left Off to Continue Streaming Sports Service for the Community
Kanab, Utah – For a number of years, Skalooza.com has been the source for streaming video coverage of local Kanab High School Sports. Skalooza, a locally-led project created by TJ Houston and Aaron Felstead, provides not only local streaming sports coverage, but also historical yearbooks for a number of high schools throughout the state of Utah. Unfortunately, in early November, Skalooza servers experienced a catastrophic hardware failure that resulted in the site being down indefinitely.
South Central Communications (SCC) has long been a sponsor of Kanab High School Sports. Their involvement stretches from sponsors of live streaming coverage, to sponsorships of the many individual teams and programs, to donations of equipment and resources. In 2014, SCC partnered with KHS to purchase thousands of dollars of video equipment that is currently being used to record and stream the games live.
When SCC heard about the situation with Skalooza, the discussion began immediately as to how coverage of local sports could continue without interruption. With basketball season set to begin in just a couple weeks, South Central, in partnership with Mark Kuehnel, examined the options available, quickly chose a new streaming host, and set up a new site to host the streaming feeds. Mark Kuehnel has worked closely with KHS for the past 2 years with their webcasts. He brings technical expertise needed for streaming media and is helping guide the 2017-2018 event programming calendar. His involvement has been invaluable in the continuing coverage of a variety of sports and local events.
To watch continuing coverage of KHS sports – including basketball, volleyball, and coming new this Spring, baseball – visit SCC’s new streaming site by typing socen.media into your web browser. Included there is a schedule of upcoming events and the video player that will be offline when events are not actively occurring.
“SCC, KHS, and the community are very thankful to TJ Houston and Aaron Felstead for the many years of hard work and service they put into operating Skalooza,”said Michael East, CEO. “The South Central team is enthusiastic about this new opportunity to serve our customers. We’re looking forward to taking on this important community resource and examining its potential for Kanab and beyond.”
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South Central Communications has been offering advanced communications services to rural areas of Southern Utah since 1953. Today, SCC is the foremost provider of high speed internet and broadband solutions across Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. They help their communities flourish by connecting members to the world through leading-edge services and enhance their quality of life through innovative entertainment, data and voice solutions.