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Beach Ball Classic to be broadcast live on HTC
posted 12/20/2017 by HTC

Horry County, SC – Tuesday, December 19, 2017– HTC and Beach Ball Classic officials are excited to announce that 2017 marks the 13th consecutive year HTC has been the local connection to streaming video of Beach Ball Classic Events held this month.

This year, HTC will provide streaming video online at and television coverage at HTC Digital Cable Channel 4 of 22 Beach Ball Classic games December 26-30.

“HTC is proud to be the local partner to secure this unique connection for the Beach Ball Classic for the 13th-consecutive year and, we are extremely excited about the live viewing option on Channel 4 again this year,” said Tom Vitt, HTC Director of Marketing. “Online viewership for the tournament has grown every year, and the 2016 Beach Ball Classic statistics indicated that more than 17,000 unique visitors in the United States and numerous international locations logged on to watch last year. The statistics also revealed that 74% of our visitors viewed the games using mobile devices versus 68% last year.”

“The partnership we have with HTC is extremely valuable to the Beach Ball Classic tournament and especially appreciated by the family members, friends and high school basketball fans who are unable to travel to Myrtle Beach over the holidays,” said John Rhodes, Beach Ball Classic Executive Director. “We are amazed each year by the online viewership numbers, and last year thousands of fans around the world in 17 countries and 46 states took advantage of this unique opportunity made possible by HTC. We hope local hoops fans will be with us at the Convention Center for the games, but if they are unable to attend, we encourage everyone to watch online and on television this year.”

The 2016 games were viewed all over the United States and numerous international locations. All live and archived video will be available via the internet at Fans can also view the games by visiting the Beach Ball Classic website at and clicking on the “Live Webcast” link. A complete schedule for all events is available at

Access will be given on a first come, first served basis. Each championship bracket game will be recorded, archived and available for viewing after the game. For more information concerning the Beach Ball Classic for 2017, contact Chad Smith, Executive Committee Member and Technical Coordinator, at 843-241-5344 or visit
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HTC, Inc. is the nation’s largest telecommunications cooperative. Founded in 1952, HTC celebrates over 60 years of service to Horry and Georgetown Counties as a local communications leader. HTC offers High Speed Internet, Digital Cable, Digital Wireless, Home Security, local telephone and long distance service, and advanced business services such as Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN), Managed Networks, VOIP Solutions, WiFi Solutions, Firewall and Security services. HTC provides these services utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network.
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