Nebraska vs. Western Michigan Pay-Per-View Update

By NU Athletic Communications
Nebraska will open the 2008 season under the lights against Western Michigan. The game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis.
Nebraska will open the 2008 season under the lights against Western Michigan. The game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis.
Photo by Prange Aerial Photography, Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln - The Nebraska vs. Western Michigan football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, will be telecast via pay-per-view on participating cable and satellite providers. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Central) from Memorial Stadium.

Information about how to purchase the telecast, including a list of participating cable systems and satellite providers is listed below. Additional details will be posted on,, and, search: Nebraska pay-per-view as they become available.

UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m.) - DirecTV national provider information has been announced and can be found at the bottom of this article. It is possible that DirecTV's system is not yet ready to take customer orders. Fans can check back to DirecTV on Friday or Saturday to order, as DirecTV is carrying the game on a national basis. Fox Sports has contacted DirecTV in an attempt to make sure all DirecTV customer service representatives are aware that the game will definitely be offered, while encouraging DirecTV to begin accepting orders as soon as possible.

DISH Network provider information was announced on Thursday afternoon, but it is possible that not all DISH Network customer service representatives have been informed. The game will be available nationally on Channel 464, and DISH Network subscribers can order on screen now.

Please check back to for daily updates regarding Nebraska's pay-per-view information. The provider information listed below was current as of Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Suggested retail price for residential purchase is $29.95. Big 12 Special Order Sports, Fox Sports Net’s pay-per-view division, will produce and distribute the telecast.

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 FSN are working together to make this game, along with the Huskers games against San Jose State and New Mexico State, available to fans on television on a pay-per-view basis.

Participating cable and satellite providers will offer the telecast to their customers on a specially designated pay-per-view channel. The telecast will not preempt FSN’s regularly scheduled programming.

Veteran college football announcers Ron Thulin (play-by-play) and Richard Baldinger (analyst) will call the action, with FSN’s Stacy Paetz as sideline reporter.

As of Aug. 28, the following programming providers have agreed to offer the Nebraska vs. Western Michigan pay-per-view telecast. For availability in specific areas, customers should contact their cable or satellite provider.    


Arapahoe Cable TV

Call (308) 962-7258; channel 10


Cable Nebraska

Call (877) 234-0102; channel 17

Central City, Humphrey, Schuyler, additional areas


Order on screen or call (712) 233-2000; Channel 299



Order on screen (in Kearney)

or call (888) Get-Charter; channel 701

Kearney, Beatrice, Springfield, additional areas.


Call (402) 520-1987; channel 16

Beatrice, Pickrell


Order on screen or call (402) 933-3000; channel 610

Omaha, additional areas

Glenwood Telecomm

Call (402) 756-313; channel 19

Blue Hill

Huntel Cablevision

Order on screen (in Blair only) or call (402) 426-6200 in Blair; call (888) 262-2661 in Wayne; channel 97 or 400 in Blair; channel 3 in Wayne; channel 97 in Laurel

Blair, Wayne, Laurel

Nebraska Central Telecom

Call (888) 873-6292; channel 18

Burwell, Gibbon


Call (402) 691-1999 Option 1; channel 76


Time Warner

Order on screen or call (402) 421-0300; channel 102 in Lincoln, channel 92 in Superior

Lincoln, Superior



Order on screen or call (816) 795-1100; channel 698

Independence, Mo., Olathe, Kan.


Order on screen or cal (888) 438-6673; channel 770

Wichita, Kan.

NPG Cable

Call (816) 279-1234; channel 615

St. Joseph, Mo.


Call (800) 308-7536; channel 340

Ulysses, Kan.

Surewest (Everest)

Order on screen or call (913) 825-3000; channel 808

Everest, Lenexa, Kan.


Order on screen or call (785) 841-2100; channel 387

Lawrence, Kan.

Time Warner

Order on screen or call (816) 358-8833; channel 400

Kansas City area


Cable One

Order on screen or call (712) 233-2000; channel 299

Sioux City






Channel 786; Order on screen or call 1-800-DirecTV

Dish Network

Channel 464; Order on screen



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