Sept. 22, 1999
ORLANDO – Sunshine Network and Florida State University today
announced that the Wake Forest at Florida State college football game on
October 16 (7 p.m.) will be made available live via pay-per-view (PPV) to
viewers of participating cable systems, DISH Network and C-Band satellite
subscribers 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 4.8 million homes on Sunday, October 17, at 7 p.m. and Monday, October
18, at 1:00 a.m. (ET). Sunshine Network’s FSU announcers Mike Goldberg
(play-by-play) and Keith Jones (analyst) 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.
The game will be offered, through Sunshine Network, to cable
systems, DISH Network and C-band satellite subscribers 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.