Dover-Eyota Video Network (D-EVN) - Ready for 2016-2017 Spring Sports!
D-EVN was created in with assistance from the NFHS Network to create a web-based way for fans and parents of Dover-Eyota Athletics and - hopefully down the road - Activities to watch those events live and on-demand from essentially anywhere! It is hoped that community events can also be a part of the efforts of D-EVN in the near future
D-EVN is VOLUNTEER DRIVEN, which means: D-EVN NEEDS YOU! That's right, YOU! We need volunteers to run cameras, be announcers, and to run the graphics. In 2015-2017, we had a few students, parents & school staff that were willing to help out and produce games for basketball, but we struggled with Wrestling and Spring Sports coverage. In the fall of 2016, we had great volunteers for Girls Soccer, and covered two home football games, but struggled to find volunteers for Volleyball. This past winter season, volunteers made it possible for D-EVN to broadcast 25 of a possible 27 home events! But D-EVN will need more help to keep things going! For more information on how you can help out, see the "Help D-EVN!" link to the left, or go to the Schedule and Sign-Up link on the left to sign-up for one or more events!
NEW THIS YEAR, with a grant from the Dover-Eyota Eagles Foundation, D-EVN will be providing volunteers with a $5 stipend per event with a maximum of four volunteers per event. THANK YOU to the Dover-Eyota Eagles Foundation!
In the meantime, everything D-EVN produces can be watched on the NFHS Network website. To help offset costs for equipment, the NFHS Network is a subscription-based site, but 50% of those subscription fees go directly to Dover-Eyota to help support D-EVN. Also note that fee-based viewing is only for "competition-based events" (basketball, soccer, football, softball, etc.), and only for live viewing, or for the first 72 hours of on-demand viewing after the event. You will need to create a username and password as well, but that is free. For more information about viewing and subscriptions see the "Watch Events and Subscribe!" link to the left.
D-EVN is in its earliest stages, but is modeled somewhat after Chatfield's CCTV ("Chatfield Community Television") and Hutchinson, MN's HCVN ("Hutchinson Community Video Network). Dover-Eyota's Technology Director, Bryan Berg, is from Hutchinson and was in the same Technology role at Chatfield Schools in 1998 and helped build CCTV from the ground up. He learned from HCVN's model to to start small and grow slowly. In Chatfield the support from the City, the School and the Community was tremendous, and after a slow growth period of about five years, CCTV was able to hire a person to oversee its schedule and its volunteers. With continued support from both student and community member volunteers, CCTV has now produced home high school varsity games, meets and matches, along with public meetings, school and community concerts as well as the yearly HS Graduations and Chatfield's Western Days Parade every year since 2001. D-EVN hopes to follow in those footsteps and provide those same services to the School District, as well as the cities of Dover, Eyota, Viola and the surrounding area! Again, D-EVN needs you! Have some fun and volunteer with us!