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Welcome to the newly redesigned media section of the UIL website. Here you will find UIL press releases, state tournament media information, materials for public address announcers and more. To find information on specific state tournaments or meets, click on one of the sports on the left side of the screen. Below are just a few of the new features you will find.
Media Credential Request Forms
Media outlets will now be able to request media credentials to UIL state championship events by using online media credential request forms located on each sport's media information page.
Regular season and postseason guidelines for high school sports photographers can be found on each sport's media information page.
Radio Broadcast and Telecast FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about radio broadcast and telecast restrictions for UIL sports can be found on each sport's media information page.
Amendment to policy regarding broadcasting and telecasting UIL events.
The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council recently passed an amendment to the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules that alters the policy regarding broadcasting and telecasting UIL events.
This amendment clarifies that the UIL maintains telecast rights to all post-season UIL events and provides flexibility for broadcasting and telecasting events in larger venues which are very difficult to sell-out 48 hours in advance.
The amendment states the change is effective immediately, pending approval by the Commissioner of Education. This amendment will not impact the 2012 football playoff season. It does not grant rights to broadcasters that do not have a contract with the UIL.
For the upcoming football playoffs, the current rules are still in effect. These rules state:
- A football contest that takes place on any day during the playoffs may only be telecast live if permission from both schools involved in the contest is obtained and the contests is a true sell-out 48 hours prior to the start of the contest.
- A tape-delayed telecast of a football contest during the playoffs may occur as the UIL broadcasting agreement allows. The earliest a tape-delay telecast during the playoffs may begin is one hour after the completion of the football contest.
- Permission must be granted from both schools for a tape-delayed telecast.
For more information about the current rules regarding football telecasts please visit Football Telecast Frequently Asked Questions. There will be no change to telecast policies for the 2012 football playoffs.