Basketball Broadcast Line Information
Line Usage & Cost
The lines are for use by OAB member stations only. Non-member stations are permitted under some circumstances. The OAB covers the cost of the lines as a benefit for our member stations. Non-member stations using the lines will be charged $50 per game.
Long Distance Charges
There should not be any long distance charges to these lines. Make prior arrangements for your station to call you.
Broadcast Rights Fees
There are no broadcast rights fees for state playoff games. This applies to district, area, regional, and championship games.
The OSSAA requires that you present an OSSAA Press Pass to gain free admission to playoff games. Request forms for passes were sent to stations by OSSAA. If you do not have a pass, contact OSSAA at (405) 840-1116.
To reserve a broadcast line at a particular site, you must complete the enclosed form and e-mail or fax it to the OAB Office at 405-848-0772 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lines should be reserved at least 48 hours in advance of games. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before game time. Otherwise, you will be billed for the reserved lines.
- Arrive early enough to check for line problems. If a problem exists, report it immediately. Do not use a line not assigned to you.
- The OSSAA only allows 15 minutes between games. You should wrap-up your broadcast and clear the area within 5 minutes after your game ends. This will allow stations following you to set-up and check equipment.
- Be courteous! Work with the other stations and tournament officials. We do not need to alienate anyone.
- Broadcast Row is reserved for working staff only—not spouses, friends, etc. Please adhere to this request.