S.D. Stations In Court Over High School Sports Rights
December 11, 2008 at 6:32 AM (PT)
The rights to high school sports broadcasts have landed two broadcasting groups and a school district in court in SOUTH DAKOTA, where RIVERFRONT BROADCASTING has sued competitor JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING and the PIERRE SCHOOL BOARD over the rights to RIGGS HIGH SCHOOL sports. The PIERRE CAPITAL JOURNAL reports that RIVERFRONT is challenging a five-year exclusive deal inked by the school board and JAMES RIVER to put the games on Country KGFX-A.
RIVERFRONT owner CAROLYN BECKER told the paper that the company's "attorney is studying SOUTH DAKOTA law and there are a couple of things under SOUTH DAKOTA law that show that a school district does not have the right to do that type of contract."