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Published March 22, 2013, 04:09 PM

Forum Communications chosen over N.D. NBC Network in negotiations for NDHSAA television contract

The North Dakota High School Activities Association will enter into negotiations with Forum Communications for the rights to televise North Dakota high school athletics. Forum Communications is the parent company of WDAZ-TV.

By: WDAZ Sports, WDAZ

FARGO - The North Dakota High School Activities Association will enter into negotiations with Forum Communications for the rights to televise North Dakota high school tournaments, a move that had its contested moments Friday at the NDHSAA Board of Directors meeting.

Forum Communications, which owns WDAZ-TV, WDAY-TV, WDAY radio and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead newspaper, got the nod over a bid submitted by the North Dakota NBC Network. A three-person NDHSAA media committee recommended Forum Communications as the winner earlier in the day to the five-year contract.

Forum Communication’s bid of $680,000 was about $6,000 per year higher than the NBC Network.

The tournament package includes football, hockey, and boys and girls basketball.

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