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Oceanic unveils UH pay-per-view package with 16 events

By Ferd Lewis

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LAST UPDATED: 02:34 p.m. HST, Aug 24, 2012



Oceanic Time Warner Cable will offer a 14-date, 16-event University of Hawaii sports pay-per-view television package, including six Warrior football games, the cable operator announced today.

The package will commence Sept. 8 with the second night of the Verizon Volleyball Challenge. The first football game will be the Sept. 15 Lamar University contest. 

For Oahu, the price is $320 for renewal customers, $375 for new customers and $65 for single football games. Neighbor island rates are $160, $187.50 and $32.50.

Oceanic and UH will again offer a $85 "away game package" for UH season ticket holders.

"It has taken a while, but Oceanic Time Warner is pleased to offer a very robust package of pay-per-events to our Hawai'i customers," said Bob Barlow, Oceanic president.

Customers may begin placing orders by calling 643-3333 at 6 p.m. today. They can also be ordered through Channel 254 beginning Monday. 

The PPV lineup:

>> Football (6). Sept. 15: Lamar vs. UH ; Oct. 13: New Mexico vs. UH; Oct. 27: UH at Colorado State; Nov. 3: UH at Fresno State; Nov. 24: Nevada-Las Vegas vs. UH; Dec. 1: South Alabama vs. UH.

>> Wahine volleyball (5). Sept. 8: UH vs. Idaho, and UCLA vs. San Diego State; Sept. 9: UH vs. UCLA, and Idaho vs. San Diego State. Sept. 29: UH vs. Long Beach State. Oct. 20: UH vs. Pacific. Nov. 8: UH vs. Brigham Young-Hawaii. 

>> Men's basketball (1): Nov. 11: UH vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff. 

>> Wahine basketball (2): Nov. 17: UH vs. Stanford. Nov. 18: UH vs. Baylor.







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magnod wrote:
$300 for those games is a joke.
on August 24,2012 | 02:38PM
Descartes22 wrote:
Neighbor island guys might buy in, but on Oahu they will get 11 subscribers. And the UH-Arkansas-Pine Bluff matchup in baskeball is certainly an enticing piece to the package.
on August 24,2012 | 02:41PM
environmental_lady wrote:
Many in neighbor islands are hooked up to Satellite dish as they can't get cable in their area. So of course, they can't subscribe. And even if I could, I wouldn't. I agree with you, $300 is way too much. Even season tickets cost half as much.
on August 24,2012 | 02:52PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Oceanic is pathetic
on August 24,2012 | 02:50PM
hawnpunch wrote:
Oahu customers double the price...NO THANK YOU!
on August 24,2012 | 03:11PM
st1d wrote:
$85 for two away football games is mighty steep for season ticket holders. i'll pass on this lineup.
on August 24,2012 | 03:15PM
gth wrote:
OMG!!!
on August 24,2012 | 03:19PM
kapoleidude1 wrote:
Rip off!! Oceanic sucks!!
on August 24,2012 | 03:22PM
AieaJon wrote:
I haven't purchased a UH PPV package before and the negative comments seem reasonable. But remember you will not be able to see these games live or not even taped, al least for a period of time. Also, if you do not renew, you will be considered a new customer next year when I believe the games may probably be better. Hope to see you at the games.
on August 24,2012 | 03:50PM
techoecho wrote:
There's only a $55 difference between new and renew customers for this year. With much of the better games on national TV I can see why there are negative comments.
on August 24,2012 | 03:58PM
magnod wrote:
I will be down at a local restaurant or bar watching the game for free.
on August 24,2012 | 05:14PM
Bdpapa wrote:
See you there.
on August 24,2012 | 09:19PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Good thing Donovan isn't AD. He'd be taking all kinds of grief for this lineup, and even more later when Oceanic demands a much lower rights fee and/or UH's local TV revenue or lack thereof starts hurting. Awwww, what the heck, who cares if Mr. Donovan isn't AD anymore. . . .this is Donovan's fault.
on August 24,2012 | 04:43PM
kainalu wrote:
Actually, they need to recover the $200k anyway they can, so ... . :)
on August 24,2012 | 07:49PM
gsc wrote:
Somebody has to pay for JD's salary ...............
on August 24,2012 | 04:50PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Who buys these packages anyway? They've gotta be kidding me. It's like the twenty dollar pizzas being hawked by that pizza joint that advertises them for ten bucks on the mainland. Same old same old Hawaii kine pricing. "Buy local, go broke."
on August 24,2012 | 05:04PM
romei wrote:
PASS ~ thats outrageous!!!!
on August 24,2012 | 05:05PM
honokai wrote:
Dish Network and DirectTV are great alternatives to Oceanic --- Corporation will screw the customer if they are allowed to --- remember, that is there mission --- nothing wrong with it, they want to make a killing from us ---- it is what it is --- don't EVER think they are your friend --- CANCEL if you find a better deal!
on August 24,2012 | 05:27PM
boshio wrote:
Lets see, $320 for 6 UH games? Its more than the cost of NFL Sunday for the whole season.
on August 24,2012 | 06:16PM
Kamhaole wrote:
One more reason to turn our back on anything that starts with UH. Pay per view for away game? For a Divsion 2 (at best) team? HECO already has me by the short hairs; I definitley don't owe UH anything!
on August 24,2012 | 06:17PM
sjean wrote:
Although we owe nothing, we will all be paying for UH until the day we die.
on August 24,2012 | 07:12PM
nontaister1 wrote:
Oceanic better start becoming a better corporate neighbor....
on August 24,2012 | 07:47PM
Wazdat wrote:
What a RIPOFF....sory UH you are losing me as a fan.
on August 24,2012 | 07:48PM
haolecrab wrote:
The UH negociates the PPV package with Oceanic strickly for the revenue generated. There are probably minimum $$$'s the UH will receive and Oceanic receives a percentage thereafter. If the gate is slow/poor at the stadium, the PPV numbers will also be low. There is also advertising revenue involved for both sides. Maybe the terms of this deal will be disclosed and then we can see how much moolah tax payers keep pumping into a white elephant.
on August 24,2012 | 08:23PM
Mitchhawaii wrote:
All I want is the UH Football, which comes out to $27 per game. You take so long to come out with this so called ROBUST package, Oceanic needs to get onboard with the whole UH Football revitalization.
on August 24,2012 | 08:54PM
Dtab wrote:
GLAD I GOT DIRECTV CAUSE THOSE GAMES ALL SUCK!!! MAYBE A FEW GAMES I WOULD WATCH
on August 24,2012 | 08:55PM
thatsashame_0723 wrote:
When r we getting the NFL Network and/or Ticket?
on August 24,2012 | 09:36PM
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