Aug. 20, 2008
TALLAHASSEE (August 20, 2008) – Sun Sports and Florida State University today announced that the Western Carolina @ Florida State college football game on Saturday, September 6 (6:00pm) will be made available live via pay-per-view (PPV) to viewers of participating cable systems, satellite systems and commercial establishments throughout Florida.
The live PPV airing will be in addition to Sun Sports’ taped presentations of the game airing statewide on the regional network on Sunday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. during “Prime Time ‘Noles,” and Monday, September 8, at 12:00 p.m. Sun Sports’ FSU announcers Paul Kennedy (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) and Tom Block (sideline) call the action live from Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
On Monday, September 8, at 7pm Sun Sports’ college football experts, including former FSU great William Floyd, will offer analysis of the Western Carolina @ FSU game during that night’s TAILGATE OVERTIME program. TAILGATE OVERTIME, hosted by Whit Watson, airs live Mondays at 7pm on Sun Sports throughout the college football season.
Per Atlantic Coast Conference television contracts, when an ACC team does not have its game selected by ABC, ESPN or Lincoln Financial, it is permitted to televise that game live on a statewide basis only on pay-per-view. Therefore, Sun Sports cannot air these games live on the network, but can make them available to cable/satellite systems and commercial establishments to deliver via pay-per-view.
Cable/satellite systems offering the game on pay-per-view will designate a channel location, separate from Sun Sports’ channel, for the pay-per-view presentation. Viewers should call/contact their local cable/satellite company for further details. Fans outside Florida can access the game on PPV via ESPN GamePlan.
NOTE: For “sports on television” listings purposes, please do not list the game as airing live on Sun Sports or “Sun PPV” – the live airing should be referenced as “PPV” only with the taped airing on Sun Sports Sunday at 7pm and Monday at 12 noon (ET).