FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Athletic Department and Razorback Sports Properties have announced the Arkansas-Auburn football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., will be broadcast on a pay-per-view basis in Arkansas.
Per Southeastern Conference television regulations, the game is available through cable systems in Arkansas and Alabama and to small dish owners who subscribe to DirecTV or Dish Network in the two states. The cost of the pay per view broadcast is $34.99.
The game will also be made available outside Arkansas and Alabama via ESPN GamePlan. Other cable and small dish owners can contact their service provider for ordering information.
"We are excited to bring the Arkansas-Auburn game to the Razorback fans," Arkansas Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "After preliminary reports of nearly 8,000 subscribers for our first pay-per-view game against Louisiana-Monroe, we were thrilled when final calculations resulted in 17,000 subscribers. The record response reflects the passion our fans have for following the Razorbacks."
Arkansas’ initial pay-per-view broadcast of the season was ordered by 17,097 subscribers including 10,082 on Dish Network and DirecTV, 6,680 through cable systems in Arkansas and 335 on line at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The total subscribers for the Arkansas-ULM game easily surpassed previous pay-per-view broadcasts done previously at Arkansas.
"We are excited to offer live coverage of a Razorback football road game to fans across the state," Razorback Sports Properties Vice President and General Manager Ryan Gribble said. "The Arkansas-Louisiana-Monroe broadcast was the most popular pay-per-view broadcast offered by ISP Sports this season. We appreciate the University of Arkansas and the Auburn Network for working with us to make next weekend’s broadcast possible."
The Arkansas-Auburn broadcast will be a joint venture between Razorback Sports Properties and the Auburn ISP Sports Network. The Auburn Sports ISP Network will produce the game with the on-air broadcast team including representatives from both Arkansas and Auburn.