Home games on PPV will be in HD!

HA Note: “Touted as one of the best packages for fans, this season’s University of Hawai’i Pay-Per-View package will include home football games in High Definition, 11 additional digital sports channels, and the first-ever Rainbow Wahine volleyball matches in HD. Oceanic Time Warner Cable and KFVE will broadcast nine of the 13 UH football games this season, which includes four road games. Additionally, a 10th game — UH at UNLV — will be shown on CBS College Sports Network. That network is among Oceanic’s 11-channel Digital Sports Pak that is included with the package.”

About having home PPV games in HD, JD said:
“Stepping up to HD, it’s more value added to the customer. It’s becoming the standard. I’m proud Oceanic and KFVE were able to partner with us and get it done.” (HA)

HA Note: “The PPV season package for O’ahu customers is $400 for renewals and $480 for new customers. Neighbor Island customers can obtain the package for $240 ($200 renewals). Games purchased individually on PPV range from $25 to $65. UH is also offering a separate $99 package for its season-ticket holders that will broadcast all road games. Season-ticket holders will receive a letter from UH shortly with details on the package. That package also includes the Sports Pak.

The Sports Pak, which includes NHL Network, FUEL TV, NBA TV, The Tennis Channel, Fox College Sports Atlantic, Fox College Sports Central, Fox College Sports Pacific, CBS College Sports Network, Big Ten Network, Big Ten Network on Demand and Big Ten Network HD, is good until Dec. 31.”

HA Note: “Last year, 8,300 PPV season subscriptions were purchased as well as 3,200 of the $99 road packages. Individual game purchases averaged around 1,600.”

About how the HD PPV games include the Hawaiian Airlines Wahilne Volleyball Classic and men’s basketball games against NMSU, Lamar, and Chicago State, KFVE general manager John Fink said:
“With the benefit of seeing all the home games in HD quality and the added bonus of getting 11 additional cable sports channels thrown in, this is the best pay-per-vew package we’ve ever seen. I just hope (Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach) Dave Shoji doesn’t mind some close-ups we’ll have of him in HD.” (HSB)

“I just hope Dave Shoji doesn’t mind some close-ups we’ll have of him in HD.” (HA)

HA Note: “Also, UH and KFVE are working on a “classics” channel that will broadcast past UH games. Those broadcasts will include an introduction that provides background information.”

About the UH PPV package, JD said:
“There’s nothing like being at the game, but if you can’t be there, this is the best deal in the country. There’s more value for the fans. We’re happy Oceanic and KFVE were able to partner with us and get this done.” (HSB)

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