HAN on the road: FCIAC fall tour starts Monday

The HAN Network FCIAC fall sports tour will stop at all 17 high schools in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) over the next two weeks. “As the...

The HAN Network FCIAC fall sports tour will stop at all 17 high schools in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) over the next two weeks.

“As the official broadcaster of the FCIAC, the HAN Network does this tour as a way of highlighting all the remarkable student athletes and teams around the conference. These young adults are really impressive, and our video interviews make that abundantly clear,” said Martin V. Hersam, chief executive officer of the HAN Network.

Starting with HAN’s first stop on Monday, Aug. 21, the broadcasting team will interview more than 400 captains of 140 different teams. Those interviews will be shared on HAN.Network.

While out on the road, HAN’s regularly scheduled studio shows will be on hiatus, returning in September.

“Producing this much content in such a short period of time is only possible because of the skill and organization of our broadcasting team and the coordination with the 17 incredible FCIAC athletic directors,” Hersam said. “The athletic directors are a huge reason why the FCIAC is the premier conference in this state. They each run big programs with a lot of student athletes and coaches … and they do it very, very well.”

FCIAC high schools are Greenwich, Stamford, Westhill, Trinity Catholic, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Ridgefield, Danbury, Trumbull, Fairfield Warde, Fairfield Ludlowe, Bridgeport Central, St. Joseph, Staples, Norwalk and Brien McMahon.

Since launching its live-streaming and on-demand broadcasting division in August of 2015, the HAN Network has reached nearly 2.5 million viewers online with a daily mix of live news, sports and lifestyle content. HAN Network is also available in 200,000 Connecticut cable households via Frontier Communications.

During the last two years, HAN broadcast live coverage of football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, girls volleyball, girls and boys ice hockey, boys and girls basketball, wrestling and indoor track at http://han.network/. These events draw thousands of viewers along with a highly engaged social media audience.

This fall, the network’s schedule includes approximately 32 regular-season games as well as multiple conference championship games. You can see the schedule here.

“We are thrilled with the rapid progress of our broadcasting efforts. We are building a big and engaged audience that our advertisers want,” Hersam said. “It is only because of the incredibly smart and hardworking staff at HAN that we could come so far so fast.”

The HAN Network, formerly Hersam Acorn Newspapers, consists of 12 weekly newspapers and 18 community news and lifestyle websites, as well as many other special-interest websites. HAN Network also has a content studio that creates native content as well as complete production of commercials for clients as diverse as restaurants and preparatory schools. HAN Network has also launched an event marketing arm aimed at developing niche events in Fairfield and Westchester counties. HAN Network also owns Trumbull Printing — a 56,000-square-foot printing facility. This operation prints HAN Network publications as well as numerous weekly, monthly and quarterly publications around the tri-state area and the northeast.

Businesses and individuals interested in advertising on the HAN Network may contact Jessica Murren at jmurren@hersamacorn.com or 203-273-7312.

To view HAN Network content live or on demand, visit http://HAN.Network or any of our 18 news websites.

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