Aug. 24, 2001
Orlando, FL –
Sunshine Network and Florida State University announced that the Florida State at Duke college football game on Saturday, September 1 (6 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 2, at 7 p.m. during “Prime Time `Noles,” and Monday, September 3, 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 Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.
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.
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.