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UT football opener to be on pay-per-view

Staff Report • Aug 10, 2013 at 8:08 PM

KNOXVILLE — If you want to see Butch Jones' Tennessee football coaching debut, you're going to have to pay for it.

The Volunteers' season opener against Austin Peay on Aug. 31 will be televised on pay-per-view. The game will be available nationally on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3, with a blackout in Tennessee.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Cable systems across Tennessee are scheduled to carry the telecast from the VideoSeat pay-per-view service. Fans should contact their local cable system to find out how to order the game and receive price information. The game will also be made available as a pay-per-view event to Tennessee DISH Network, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers. Channel numbers and ordering information for home dish owners will be released the week of the game.

ESPN GamePlan will offer the game to fans living outside Tennessee via the ESPN GamePlan package and online via ESPN3. The game will be blacked out on ESPN GamePlan in the state of Tennessee and cannot be ordered as part of ESPN's package.

Information from the University of Tennessee

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