For the first time Nebraska's pay-per-view contests will be available in High Definition. Suggested retail price for the pay-per-view telecasts is $39.95. Participating providers will offer the telecast to their customers on specially designated pay-per-view channels. The telecast will not preempt FSN's regularly scheduled programming.
The game is being televised on pay-per-view because it was not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Nebraska and FOX Sports Net (FSN) are working together to make the game available on a pay-per-view basis, giving fans an option to watch a game they otherwise wouldn't be able to see on television. FSN's pay-per-view division will produce and distribute the telecasts.
The Sept. 11 Nebraska game vs. Idaho will also be televised via pay-per-view. Other Nebraska games, including the Sept. 25 home game against South Dakota State, could possibly be shown on a pay-per-view basis if they are not selected by one of the Big 12's television partners. Those TV choices will be made six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.
For the Western Kentucky-Nebraska contest, Ron Thulin will call the play-by-play, with Richard Baldinger as analyst and Brent Stover as sideline reporter.
Providers will be added throughout the week. For availability in their specific areas, customers should contact their video provider or check Huskers.com, WKUSports.com or FOXSportsMidwest.com for updates.