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Alabama Football Opener on Crimson Tide Pay-Per-View


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Alabama's opening game of the 2005 football season will be on Crimson Tide Pay-Per-View, Crimson Tide Sports Network (CTSN) general manager Michael Alford announced today.

Alford said coverage of the Tide's game against Middle Tennessee will start at 6pm (CT) on Saturday, September 3.

"Bama fans in Alabama will be able to see the game on Crimson Tide Pay-Per-View by calling their local cable provider to order the telecast," says Alford.  "And the game will also be available on DirecTV and the DISH Network."  Alford says the game will be on channel 783 on DirecTV and channel 455 on the Dish Network.

CTSN's David Crane and Chris Stewart, will provide the play-by-play coverage of the Tide and the Blue Raiders.  The analyst for the pay-per-view telecast will be former Bama quarterback Tyler Watts, who passed for 3,540 yards during his Crimson Tide career from 1999 through 2002.

Bama fans in the state of Tennessee may also order the game from DirecTV and the DISH Network. 

Outside the states of Alabama and Tennessee, the telecast is scheduled to be a part of the ESPN Game Plan package.