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HOUSTON: VYPE Media and AT&T SportsNet are happy to announce that the Thursday Night Showdown is back and will kick off it's partnership with a blockbuster game at the city's most innovative venue.
Ridge Point is hosting Dickinson at Freedom Field of Alvin ISD at 7 pm.
"The tradition continues and we are thrilled to be able to continue the platform of showcasing live high school football in the Greater Houston," host Todd Freed said. "And what better place than on AT&T SportsNet – the home of the Astros and Rockets."
VYPE Media is the title sponsor and DNA Studios will be getting the broadcast on air, as they have for over a decade. Todd Freed also hosts H-Town High School Sports, which airs on AT&T and the CW39.
"This might be our best slate of games in recent memory," Matt Malatesta, VYPE Chief Content Officer and co-host said. "So many great teams from the area will go under our lights on Thursday night. We are really excited to bring football back to live television."
The regular season slate will include Tomball Memorial vs Spring; The Woodlands vs Katy; Bridgeland facing Cy Woods; North Shore vs Summer Creek; Cy Park vs Cypress Ranch and Dawson vs Pearland. Stay tuned for playoff announcements.
"As the leader in high school sports content, we are excited to provide this incredible live television opportunity to the football student athletes of Houston," VYPE Media CEO Shane Hildreth said. "Both the athletes and the fans deserve this elite coverage."
HOUSTON, TX (April 15, 2021) - VYPE Media, a provider of exclusive content and services for high school and youth sports, including live streaming, is partnering with FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, to bring Texas high school sports to nationwide audiences. The 4-year deal will feature 900 games and 6,000 hours of live programming annually on FloSports' award-winning digital platform.
The partnership begins with the 2021 Fall school year and includes several Texas high school sports categories including, but not limited to, football, volleyball, basketball and baseball spanning over 160 teams. VYPE regularly features some of Texas' top high school athletic programs and in 2020, included TCAL National Championship featuring Trinity Christian and their assitant coach Deion Sanders. A list of notable Texas high school athletes that have been featured through VYPE programming is below.
"We are excited to showcase the incredible talent of our high school athletes through our partnership with FloSports, putting Texas high school sports on a national platform," says Shane Hildreth, CEO of VYPE Media. "National exposure also offers our Texas athletes increased opportunities for recruitment and scholarships, which will open doors that may not have been available to them before this partnership."
"Texas high school athletes, coaches and fans are exactly who FloSports was created to serve," says Mark Floreani, CEO and Co-Founder, FloSports. "We believe in uniting passionate communities and diving into the journeys of the athletes, many who just found their true athletic passion. What an exciting opportunity to bring these stories to a nationwide or even wider audience."
Mark Floreani, FloSports CEO with VYPE CEO Shane Hildreth
Past Texas High School Athletes Featured On VYPE
Southlake Carroll HS
Committed to Ohio State Univ.
All Saints Episcopal HS
Committed to Univ. of Alabama
Playing at Auburn Univ.
Greg Brown III
Playing at Univ. of Texas
Seven Lakes HS
Committed to Univ. of Nebraska
Woodlands Christian Acad.
Committed to Texas Christian Univ.
To access live and on-demand coverage of these events, visit FloSports to become an annual PRO subscriber. The annual subscription unlocks access to premium content and live events across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, the App Store, and Google Play Store.
About VYPE Media
VYPE Media, headquartered in Houston, TX, was founded in 2018. VYPE Media provides exclusive content of high school athletics, offering digital and print content, live streaming, film, photography, sponsorships, and advertising services.
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sports categories in the US and abroad. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries, and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming.