Bart Gregory will provide play-by-play on the telecast, while former Mississippi State head coach Jackie Sherrill serves as color analyst.
The Bulldog Sports Television Network will distribute the game through cable and satellite providers in the state of Mississippi, select markets in Alabama and the Memphis metropolitan area. The game is also expected to be available through ESPN's GamePlan service and online streaming through HailStateTV for those outside of the pay-per-view footprint. All aspects of the Bulldog Sports Television Network are overseen by Bulldog Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports.
The Southeastern Conference allows each institution the opportunity to air one pay-per-view contest each season. Twelve of the 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference will use their pay-per-view option this season.
Ordering information and pricing will be announced at a later date. Mississippi State kicks off the 2012 campaign on Sept. 1 against in-state foe Jackson State. Game time for that contest is also scheduled for 6 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net.