Sept. 19, 2001
Orlando, Fla. –
WAKE FOREST @ FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL
AVAILABLE LIVE VIA PAY-PER-VIEW IN FLORIDA
Saturday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Sunshine Network and Florida State University today announced that the Wake Forest at Florida State college football game on Saturday, September 29 (7 pm) will be made available live via pay-per-view (PPV) to viewers of participating cable systems and commercial establishments throughout Florida.
The live PPV airing will be in addition to Sunshine Network’s taped presentations of the game airing statewide on the regional network to more than 5.5 million homes on Sunday, September 30, at 7 p.m. during “Prime Time ‘Noles,” and Monday, October 1, at 12:30 p.m. Sunshine Network’s FSU announcers Paul Kennedy (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) and Tom Block (sideline) call the action live from Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
Per Atlantic Coast Conference television contracts, when an ACC team does not have its game selected by ABC, ESPN or Jefferson-Pilot, it is permitted to televise that game live on a statewide basis only on pay-per-view. Therefore, Sunshine Network cannot air these games live on the network, but can make them available to cable systems and satellite distributors to deliver via pay-per-view.
With the potential for volatile weather conditions in Florida, especially this time of year, Sunshine Network is utilizing multi-redundant transmissions for the PPV telecast in an effort to eliminate any seasonal signal outages.
The game will be offered, through Sunshine Network, to cable systems and commercial establishments throughout the state and distributed to individual subscribers at a suggested retail price of $24.95 in advance and $29.95 on game day. Cable systems electing to offer the game on pay-per-view will designate a channel location, separate from Sunshine Network’s channel, for the pay-per-view presentation. Interested viewers should call their local cable company for further details.
Note: Newspaper Listings – Please DO NOT list this game as airing live on Sunshine Network. It should be listed as “PPV” with the taped replay airing on Sunshine Sunday, September 30, at 7pm and Monday, October 1, at 12:30 p.m.