MPA looking for bids on basketball broadcast rights

first_img Bio AUGUSTA — The Maine Principals Association announced Tuesday that the Maine Public Broadcasting Network will no longer be televising high school tournament basketball games this winter.Dick Durost, president of the MPA, said in a press release that MPBN decided to end its broadcast — a 36-year tradition — due to lacking “equipment and manpower.”MPBN released a statement later in the day saying the network didn’t have the resources to cover the entire tournament with the new addition of a fifth class and that the MPA rejected its proposal to broadcast a pared-down schedule.Beginning this winter, there will be five classes of basketball championships at sites in Bangor, Augusta and Portland starting on Feb. 16.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe MPA has opened up a bidding process for broadcasting rights for all the games and venues that MPBN previously covered. Durost asked outlets to submit a proposal by Nov. 13. Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020last_img