Munzing Media and MaineToday Media have teamed to provide live streaming of high school football games online.

The first collaboration was the Waterville-Gardiner game Sept. 16 that attracted 4,000 viewers. Future games, starting at 7 tonight with Gardiner at Hampden Academy, can be seen on MaineToday Media web sites — www.pressherald.com, www.kjonline.com and www.onlinesentinel.com.

On Saturday, the Waterville at Leavitt game will be broadcast at 7 p.m.

Rob Munzing, a former teacher and football coach at Gardiner, formed Munzing Media. His sons, Andy and Nate, run the camera and handle the computer production, respectively.

“I’ve been doing Gardiner High games on tape delay for Time Warner for some time,” said Munzing. “We’ve taken it to the next level with live streaming on the internet.”

The company hopes to stream games at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland and is getting help from GWI to set up the broadband connection for a quality stream. Munzing’s goal is to do the 100th Thanksgiving Day game between Portland and Deering.

“That would be the big one,” said Munzing.

— Tom Chard, Staff Writer