Latest release on PPV for Wyoming game

...Officials at TeleSouth Communications and the Ole Miss Sports Network are moving forward with their plans to offer Saturday's Ole Miss at Wyoming football game to the public as a Pay-Per-View televised event.

Kickoff at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie is set for 2:00 p.m. (Central), with the telecast to begin at 1:45.

"We have had a great response from the public for this event," said TeleSouth President Steve Davenport.

Cost of the telecast will be $29.95 in advance and $34.95 if ordered the day of the event. Individuals interested in purchasing the game should contact their local cable company or Dish Network or DirecTV. "It is recommended that you order via your remote control," Davenport said.

Commercial establishments with Dish Network or DirecTV need to contact the Commercial Division of the satellite company (Dish Network: 1-800-454-0843 and DirecTV: 1-888-200-438 . Residential big dish customers must call 1-800-887-8277 to order the game.

The game will be available in Mississippi and the Memphis area, but will not be available on ESPN GamePlan in Mississippi and the Memphis area.

According to Davenport, the following cable companies are scheduled to offer the game: Time Warner Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis, Olive Branch, Southaven); Time Warner Jackson, Miss. (Jackson, Clinton, Florence, Richland, Cleary Heights, Ridgeland, Madison, Madison County); Comcast Cable (Hattiesburg, Laurel, Meridian); Ripley Video Cable Company (Ripley, Blue Mountain, Falkner); Adelphia Cable (Greenwood, Indianola); Vista III Media (Oxford); T.A.T. Cablevision (Flora), Northland Cable (Philadelphia, Forest); and The University of Mississippi campus cable TV system.

"The game was offered to every cable system in Mississippi," Davenport said. "However, some cable systems are going through upgrades and will not be able to offer the game to their customers. Other systems do not have the technology to offer PPV games or chose not to participate." Davenport also noted for people living outside of Mississippi and Memphis, Tenn., the game will be offered via ESPN's GamePlan PPV.

"The game will be totally blacked out on GamePlan for all residents of Mississippi and Memphis, Tenn.," Davenport said. "GamePlan is also not available for the Mountain West Conference viewing area. Fans in those states are being asked to contact their local cable company for details. Also, it is our understanding that GamePlan will join the game in progress, which should be mid-to-late first quarter."

Davenport added that black out rules are set by the Southeastern Conference and the Mountain West Conference.

Richard Cross will handle play-by-play, while former Ole Miss linebacker Walker Jones will be the analyst.

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