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‘Noles Go Prime Time

July 27, 2000


ORLANDO – Sunshine Network and Florida State University (FSU)
announced today that the network will produce and televise taped coverage of
all 11 FSU regular season football games this season, bolstering the
network’s strong year-round coverage of FSU athletics, which rivals that of
any other Division I university.

Last season, six home games were produced by Sunshine Network and
aired during the network’s “Prime Time ‘Noles” time block Sundays at 7 p.m.
(ET). This year, all 11 regular season home and away games will be produced
and replayed during that same time period, Sundays at 7 p.m., statewide on
Sunshine Network. Each game will also replay Mondays at 1 p.m. and each
edition of “The Bobby Bowden Show” will air Sundays at 12 noon and Mondays
at 4 p.m.

The football replays, coupled with the network’s comprehensive
year-round coverage of FSU athletics, provides Florida State with
significant exposure and provides FSU fans with more programming than ever
before. It underscores a relationship between the University and Sunshine
Network that has continued for more than a decade and provides countless
hours of FSU programming on the statewide network including athletics and
public affairs shows spotlighting academics and cultural events in
Tallahassee.

The games selected will air live on national networks, in regional
syndication or via pay-per-view, but will also be produced by Sunshine
Network, with Paul Kennedy and Keith Jones calling the action along with
sideline reporter Tom Block.

Sunshine broadcasting times

Brigham Young vs. FSU (8/26) Sunday, August 27 7:00pm
From Jacksonville Monday, August 28 1:00pm
@ Georgia Tech (9/9) Sunday, September 10 7:00pm
Monday, September 11 1:00pm
NORTH CAROLINA (9/16) Sunday, September 17 7:00pm
Monday, September 18 1:00pm
LOUISVILLE (9/23) Sunday, September 24 7:00pm
Monday, September 25 1:00pm
@ Maryland (9/28) Sunday, October 1 7:00pm
Monday, October 2 1:00pm
@ Miami (10/7) Sunday, October 8 7:00pm
Monday, October 9 1:00pm
DUKE (10/14) Sunday, October 15 7:00pm
Monday, October 16 1:00pm
VIRGINIA (10/21) Sunday, October 22 7:00pm
Monday, October 23 1:00pm
@ N.C. State (10/28) Sunday, October 29 7:00pm
Monday, October 30 1:00pm
CLEMSON (11/4) Sunday, November 5 7:00pm
Monday, November 6 1:00pm
@ Wake Forest (11/11) Sunday, November 12 7:00pm
Monday, November 13 1:00pm
FLORIDA (11/18) Sunday, November 19 7:00pm
Monday, November 20 1:00pm

Additionally, Sunshine Network has a separate agreement with the Atlantic
Coast Conference (ACC), providing even more FSU programming to the network
and its viewers, including the weekly “ACC Live,” which this year will be
part of the Monday night editions of SUNSHINE NETWORK LIVE!.

In addition to the football replays, Sunshine Network will also air the
“SUNSHINE NETWORK LIVE! Florida State Seminoles Preseason Special,” airing
live Thursday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m. with repeats scheduled for later that
night at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m. and Monday, August
21, at 12 Noon. The “ACC Preseason Special” airs Sunday, August 27, at
12:30 p.m. and Monday, August 28, at 12:30 p.m.

The network is also profiling Coach Bobby Bowden in the second installment
of FLORIDA SPORTS PROFILES, airing throughout August. “Seminole Sports
Magazine” will air Mondays at 11:30 am, beginning August 28, and repeat
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and “Seminole Uprising” will air Saturdays at 11:30
a.m. beginning September 2.

FSU athletics will also be a large part of the network’s local sports news
coverage currently in development. Plans call for a full two-hours of live
nightly sports news and features programming this fall with the launch of
FLORIDA SPORTS NEWS at 10 p.m. with Barry Milligan and Tom Block and the
re-launch of Sunshine Network’s popular SUNSHINE NETWORK LIVE! program with
Pat Clarke and Charles Davis. These programs will focus entirely on sports
in Florida. FLORIDA SPORTS NEWS co-host and Sunshine Network’s FSU sideline
reporter Tom Block will be assigned to cover FSU full-time and, with his
knowledge and inside access to FSU athletics, will be in the perfect
position to provide the inside scoop to FSU fans on both sports news
programs. Mondays during football season, the second half-hour of SUNSHINE
NETWORK LIVE! from 7-7:30 p.m. will be the weekly “ACC Live” program.

The partnership between Florida State and Sunshine Network dates back to
1987, when the University became the first institution to sign a programming
agreement with the network, which launched in March 1988. Over the years,
programming featuring Florida State University has increased significantly.
Future plans call for additional games, events and programs to be added to
the network’s year-round schedule.

Sunshine Network is Florida’s largest and leading regional sports network
and, with no national sports network affiliation, is the state’s only sports
network devoting its entire schedule to local programming. With over 5.2
million homes and more than 20 teams/properties under contract, Sunshine
Network is the Florida sports fans’ first and only source for comprehensive
coverage of sports in the Sunshine State. For further information on
Sunshine Network, visit the network’s website at www.sunshinenetwork.com

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