Football Game Against CU Provided on Pay-Per-View

Oct. 21, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Several cable systems and nationwide satellite television services will offer Saturday’s Kansas vs. Colorado football game to customers on pay-per-view (see list below). The suggested retail price is $29.95 for the 6 p.m. CST kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 22 from Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

Big 12 Special Order Sports (Fox Sports Net’s pay-per-view division) is producing and distributing the telecast to participating cable television systems in Colorado and nationwide to satellite TV services. The game is being televised on pay-per-view because it was not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Under Big 12 Conference television rules, games not picked up for regular TV distribution can only be televised on pay-per-view.

Sunflower Broadband will be offering the game live on pay-per-view on channel 356. The cost is $29.95 for residential viewers, and a digital cable box is required to order and watch the game. Customers may order the game online at or by calling 841-2100 – they will NOT be able to order it through the digital cable box. The Sunflower Broadband customer service lobby will be open from 9-5 p.m. Saturday for anyone who wishes to pick up a digital cable box; self-installation is free. Customers may keep the digital cable box free for three months. Businesses wishing to order the game should contact Sunflower Broadband’s Business Services at 841-2720 by Friday at 5 p.m.

Tim Neverett (play-by-play), Jay Leeuwenburg (analyst) and Dave Benz (sidelines) form the announcing team.

Programming providers will offer the telecast to their customers on a specially designated pay-per-view channel. The telecast will not pre-empt Fox Sports Net’s regularly scheduled programming.

Customers can order by calling their programming provider:

Nationally DirecTV at 1-800-531-5000 (Channel 783)
Nationally DISH at 1-877-347-4778 (Channel 459)

City Programming Provider Number to Order
Denver/Boulder Comcast at 1-888-824-4010

Independence, Olathe
Channel 200

Channel 770

620-356-3211; Channel 340

785-841-2100; or order at; Channel 356

Kansas City
Channel 399