High schools in Rio Rancho could live broadcast games, events


For some people, attending Friday night football is a weekly tradition. However, not everyone can make it to the game, even when their own child or grandchild is playing.

Rio Rancho Public Schools want to change that by bringing the games to you, and not just football.

Grab some nachos and a hot dog and cheer for the home team, it’s almost time for Friday night lights — but for fans who can’t quite make it out there, you could get a chance to watch it from arguably the best seat in the house, your own home.

“Pixelott is a camera that is a motion sensor camera that will be able to broadcast our athletes and any activity in the gym or stadium,” said RRPS Executive Director of Athletics Larry Chavez.

Other schools like Las Vegas Robertson already have them, and Rio Rancho wants to get some too. Their plan is to place four cameras at the stadium and gym at Cleveland and Rio Rancho high schools.

The broadcasting won’t be limited to just football, they will broadcast everything from basketball, volleyball and cheerleading, to chorus, band and other ceremonies — as long as they’re held in the gym or stadium. All the video will be streamed online, but it won’t be free.

“That’s how it gets paid for,” said Chavez. “Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and even people overseas who are fighting for our country can purchase a subscription, and so they can go on and view their grandson, their son, niece, nephew, so that’s the exciting part about it.” 

People KRQE News 13 spoke with love the idea.

“I think it’s an excellent idea because people will be more aware of what their kids are doing or might get more interest in going to attend them,” said John Blea, who attends Cleveland games. 

“Our church has that kind of so if you can’t make it to whatever is going on you can still see it,” said 13-year-old Lincoln.

No word yet on how much that subscription would cost viewers, but all four cameras will cost about $12,000. The proposal will be presented at next week’s school board meeting.

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