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Oklahoma State football: Cowboys' bowl game will be televised on ESPNU

Trying to find the Heart of Dallas Bowl on TV won't be a fiasco. But it still might not be as easy as some think.
By Gina Mizell Staff Writer gmizell@opubco.com Published: December 21, 2012

On AT&T/U-verse, a relatively new provider in Stillwater and beyond, ESPNU is not included on the U-Family package, but is part of on every other package, starting with the U200 lineup. The difference in price between the U-Family and U200 package is $15 per month.

ESPNU is not available on DirecTV's 140-channel Entertainment package, but is included in on every other package, starting with Choice. The difference in price between the Entertainment package and Choice package is $5 per month.

On DISH Network, ESPNU is not part of the most basic Starter pak, but is available on every other package, starting with America's Best 120. The difference in price between the Starter and America's Best 120 paks is $5/month.

Berkinshaw said Cox hasn't seen a noticeable increase in local customers inquiring about the Heart of Dallas Bowl and if they have ESPNU with their cable package. But he expects more will come as the game gets closer.

The best advice to Cowboy fans? Plan ahead. Check that channel package now.

That way, there won't be any scrambling on the morning of New Year's Day to find ESPNU.


Do you have ESPNU?

Oklahoma State's matchup with Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl will air on ESPNU, a channel that does not come with any basic package from any major cable or satellite providers in Oklahoma.

Cox

Not available on starter, essential and select advanced packages

Available on several advanced packages

$8.95/month to add sports and info pak

Channel 253/718 HD

AT&T/U-verse

Not available on U-Family package

Available on U200, U300 and U450 packages

$15/month to upgrade from U-Family to U200 package

Channel 605/1605 HD

Suddenlink

Not available on 200 digital package

$11/month to add sports and information package

Channel 503/553 HD

DirecTV

Not available on 140 Entertainment package

Available on Choice, Choice Xtra, Choice Ultimate and Premier packages

$5/month to upgrade from Entertainment to Choice package

Channel 208/208 HD

DISH Network

Not available on Smart Pack

Available on America's Top 120, America's Top 120 Plus, America's Top 200, America's 250 and America's “Everything” Paks

$5/month to upgrade from Smart to America's Top 120 Pak

Channel 141/No HD

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