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About AR PBS Sports

AR PBS 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, Arkansas PBS 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, AR PBS Sports enables talented young athletes to connect with college recruiters and possible scholarships.

How To Watch

AETN in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association will broadcast the 2019 high school basketball state finals live.

Watch the games on AETN's main channel. Check for channel information.

While AETN does not have "live" streaming rights to the games this year, they will be available for online streaming through a login system at during the broadcasts. DVD will also be available for purchase.

Full video of the games will be posted on this website the following Monday after the broadcast.

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

Join the AR PBS Sports Booster Club

As a sports fan, you know that athletics connect us – inspiring us through examples of perseverance and spirit and bringing excitement and fun to our lives. You also know that not everyone is able to see the game in person. That’s why Arkansas PBS brings the action to you and every Arkansan!

AR PBS Sports guarantees that you always get the best seat in the house for Arkansas high school sports championships. As a member of the AR PBS Sports Booster Club, you’ll support high school sports programming, including football, basketball, baseball and softball.

Join the Arkansas PBS Sports Booster Club at or by calling 800-662-2386, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your support makes AR PBS Sports action possible!

Levels of Support

  • Rookie – $35
    First year Arkansas PBS Sports membership, Arkansas PBS logo thank you gift, one year of Arkansas PBS Magazine
  • All-Star – $60
    Includes one-year membership with Arkansas PBS Magazine, plus an Arkansas PBS T-shirt and one-year subscription to Arkansas PBS Passport on-demand streaming video

Thank you to the businesses that support AR PBS Sports

AR PBS Sports is generously supported by the following businesses that believe in the important role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults. They also support participation, sportsmanship and achievement for the good of players, parents and fans across the state.

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If your business or organization would like information about supporting this project, please contact Mark Herbst at 501-269-4546 or

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