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High school football state finals to air statewide live on AETN beginning Friday

Posted 06 Dec 2019

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will broadcast the 2019 2A-7A high school football state finals live from War Memorial Stadium beginning Friday, Dec. 6, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association. Games will be available to watch online at after broadcast.

For anyone who can't make it to the games, AETN Sports will be broadcast statewide over the air, on cable and on satellite on AETN's primary channel. Correct channel information is available in local TV listings.

The first weekend of the Arkansas high school football state finals will air live on AETN Sports at the following times:

On the Monday following the finals, games will be available to watch at, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will also be viewable at and through the PBS app on mobile or streaming devices.

Special content produced for the state finals from schools across Arkansas can be found at Featured videos highlight the students, traditions and excitement that make Arkansas schools unique, including outstanding student athletes, mascots, bands, cheerleaders and more.

The Arkansas PBS Foundaion has launched the AETN Sports Booster Club to support high school sports programming annually on AETN. Two levels of membership are available: Rookie, $35, for first year members, and All-Star, $60, which includes a one-year subscription to AETN Passport on-demand streaming video. Additional information is available at

The Arkansas high school football state finals are also broadcast live on 103.7 The Buzz in Central Arkansas and at

AETN Sports, the new home for high school state championships in Arkansas, recognizes the vital role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults, while connecting families statewide by featuring hometown athletes competing in the biggest games of the season. Under contract with the Arkansas Activities Association, AETN will broadcast high school championship activities for football, basketball, baseball and softball for classifications 1A-7A. In addition to creating viewing opportunities for those who may not be able to attend the games, AETN Sports enables talented young athletes to connect with college recruiters and potential scholarships.

Some weekend programming will be preempted during the broadcast of state championship games. An up-to-date schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at

The Arkansas Activities Association is the statewide governing body for athletics and activities in Arkansas. The AAA's mission is to promote the value of participation in interscholastic activities in the AAA member schools and to provide services to the schools in a fair and impartial manner while assisting and supporting their efforts to develop thinking, productive and prepared individuals as they become positive, contributing citizens modeling the democratic principles of our state and nation.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms and the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).