Spanning the globe on a Monday morning. ...
This from Ole Miss Media Relations. ...
Television for the Rebels' season opener against Central Arkansas is being carried only on pay-per-view.
The telecast is being carried on cable systems across the region (listed below). Channel assignments on Direct TV, Dish TV and UVerse will be announced at a later date.
ESPN Gameplan/ESPN3.com will have the game in outside markets, but the game will be blacked out in Mississippi, Arkansas and Memphis, Tenn. In the blacked-out areas, residential purchases on DirecTV and Dish Network are by remote.
Announcers will be Richard Cross handling play-by-play duties and Brett Norsworthy as color analyst.
CABLE SYSTEMS - $34.95
Cable One: Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pascagoula; Comcast: Corinth, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Meridian, Rankin County, Tupelo, Memphis (TN); Mediacomm: Biloxi, Long Beach; Metrocast: Amory, Ashland, Booneville, Guntown, Hickory Flat, Holly Springs, Iuka, Louisville, New Albany, Oxford, Pontotoc, Starkville, Union, Red Bay (AL); Suddenlink: Greenville, Greenwood
SATELLITE SYSTEMS - $39.95
Dish Network: Channel TBA; DirecTV: Channel TBA; UVerse: Channel TBA
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