FOOTBALL: First two games to be aired on PPV

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – The University of Florida and the Sunshine Network have announced that the Sept. 4 (6 p.m.) Middle Tennessee State at Florida and the Sept. 11 (6 p.m.) Eastern Michigan at Florida college football games will be made available live via pay-per-view (PPV) to viewers of participating cable systems, satellite systems and commercial establishments throughout Florida.

The University Athletic Association will once again donate proceeds from the telecasts to the UF Libraries. Since 1992, the UAA has donated over $640,000 to the UF Libraries through these telecasts.

The live PPV airings will be in addition to Sunshine Network's taped presentations of all regular season Gator football games airing during the network's Sunday morning editions of BREAKFAST WITH THE GATORS beginning 8:30 a.m. and Tuesday nights at 10:30 p.m. David Steele, Nat Moore and Steve Babik will provide the commentary.

Immediately following the PPV presentation of the games, fans can switch to Sunshine Network for complete live post-game coverage during the network's GATOR POSTGAME PRESENTED BY CHEVRON. Live reports from Gainesville will also air during Sunshine's Saturday morning TAILGATE SATURDAY COLLEGE KICKOFF (9:30am).

Per Southeastern Conference television contracts, when a SEC team does not have its game selected by CBS, 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/satellite systems and commercial establishments to deliver via pay-per-view.

Cable/satellite systems offering the games on pay-per-view will designate a channel location separate from Sunshine Network's channel, for the pay-per-view presentations. Viewers should call/contact their local cable/satellite company for further details.

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