As an experiment, Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) Athletics simulcast the second half of the Lady Raiders’ game against the Lady Rebels of Byrnes High School on Tuesday, November 13, 2016. To see that video, click here. The District Athletic Director, Ed Murray, said, “we are hoping to use Facebook Live as a resource to provide better coverage for our fans, especially for away games.” The idea is still in development and both resources and personnel need to be identified to make the prospect viable on a regular basis.
The idea of streaming live video goes well beyond the basketball court. Murray said, “we also hope to provide live streaming video of other district events. In fact, we will be live streaming our Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club Induction Ceremony on the District Facebook page, Laurens District 55 (click here), on Monday, December 19, 2016. The broadcast should begin around 5:30 p.m.”
The process will likely have some bugs to be worked out; but, LCSD 55 is dedicated to providing the public with as much access as possible through the use of modern technology.