POSTED: 11:28 a.m. HST, Nov 03, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 11:43 a.m. HST, Nov 03, 2010
Oceanic Time Warner Cable said it will make Saturday's University of Hawaii-Boise State football showdown available to all its digital customers and pay-per-view subscribers.
The 9:30 a.m. (Hawaii time) game matches the only teams remaining unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play.
Oceanic said the game will be shown to a potential audience of 238,000 of its 425,000 subscribers on channels 219 and 1219.
Norman Santos, Oceanic vice president, said notice of operative channels will be posted on the system and subscribers will be notified. Pay-per-view subscribers are also being notified about rebate options.
The game was originally schedule as part of the pay-per-view package but ESPN announced last week it would pick up the contest and show it on its ESPNU channel. But because ESPNU was not included in all the Oceanic packages the cable provider asked ESPN's permission to simulcast the game. Those requests were turned down, ESPN and Oceanic said.
So, Santos said, "we wanted to find a way to put this in the hands of as many of our (subscribers) as we could."
He said talks are continuing about whether the game will be available on re-play Sunday.