Football Game Pay-Per-View Info

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 26, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. -- Several cable television systems in Oklahoma and Texas and nationwide satellite TV services DirecTV and Dish Network will offer Oklahoma's season-opening football game against Chattanooga on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6:00 PM CT on pay-per-view. Suggested retail price is $29.95.

A one-hour pregame show beginning at 5:00 PM CT will commemorate coach Bob Stoops' 10th season at Oklahoma and will feature interviews with former Sooner players and celebrities in attendance about the impact Stoops has had on the OU program in the last decade.

The game is being televised on pay-per-view because it wasn't selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Under conference TV rules, games not picked up for regular television distribution can only be televised live on pay-per-view, giving fans the option to watch a game they otherwise wouldn't be able to see.

Tim Brando (play-by-play), former Oklahoma running back Spencer Tillman (analyst), former OU quarterback Paul Thompson (sideline reporter) and FSN Southwest's Emily Jones (sideline reporter) call the action. Former Oklahoma quarterback Dean Blevins will host the pay-per-view telecast from Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. and anchor the pregame show.

FSN Southwest will replay the game in a one-hour format on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 11:00 AM CT as part of its new "Big 12 No Huddle" series, which will feature condensed telecasts of Big 12 games throughout the season.

Listed below are programming providers that will offer the live telecast on a designated pay-per-view channel (more could be added prior to kickoff). Cable TV subscribers must have digital cable to order the telecast. Customers can order the game from their set-top boxes or by calling their local programming provider:

 Location  Provider  Channel
 Nationwide  DirecTV  785
 Nationwide  Dish Network  TBD
 Ada, Okla.  Cable One  299
 Altus, Okla.  Cable One  299
 Ardmore, Okla.  Cable One  299
 Austin, Texas  Time Warner  437
 Bartlesville, Okla.  Cable One  299
 Chickasha, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Duncan, Okla.  Cable One  299
 Elk City, Okla.  Cable One  299
 Enid, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Grove, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Henryetta, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Houston, Texas  Comcast  596
 Kingfisher, Okla.  Pioneer Long Distance  302
 Lawton, Oklahoma  Lawton Cablevision  310
 Mannford, Okla.  Cim-Tele Cable  376
 McAlester, Okla.  Allegiance Cable TV  875
 Muskogee, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Oklahoma City, Okla.  Cox Communications  610
 Pauls Valley  Suddenlink  611
 Perry, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Ponca City, Okla.  Cable One  299
 San Antonio, Texas  Time Warner  508
 Seminole, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Shawnee, Okla.  Allegiance Cable TV  875
 Stillwater, Okla.  Suddenlink  611
 Tulsa, Okla.  Cox Communications  610
 Waco, Texas  Time Warner  437
 Wagoner, Okla.  Suddenlink  611



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