August 30, 2013

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Texas Football Fans: We Are Adding Longhorn Network by Saturday’s Kickoff

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The University of Texas’ student newspaper ran a story with this headline this week:

Longhorn Network: No deals in sight with Comcast or Time Warner

We think they’re really going to be pleased to run a follow-up story with a correction. Because as of right now, Time Warner Cable has a deal to carry the Longhorn Network as part of our Expanded Basic tier across Texas.

It’s been a long time coming, and our customers have asked about it almost continually. It makes sense, too. Football in Texas is like concrete in New York – even if you’re not touching it directly, you know it’s all around you.

Longhorn Network should be live and running by kickoff for Saturday’s game with New Mexico State at 7 p.m. Central Time.

Here’s the full copy of the press release:

On the eve of the 2013-14 University of Texas football season, ESPN and Time Warner Cable have announced that Longhorn Network is now available to Time Warner Cable video subscribers in Texas. Longhorn Network is the 24/7 channel devoted to UT athletics and academics as well as cultural programming from in and around the greater Austin community.

Longhorn Network launches today for Time Warner Cable video customers in time for kick off against New Mexico State on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. CT live from Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium. The network is available for Time Warner Cable video customers in Texas on its expanded basic cable service. Longhorn Network is available in the greater Austin area on channel 1593 in HD and channel 444 in SD.

”We’re really excited to have reached an agreement that brings Longhorn Network’s programming to Time Warner Cable,” said Andrew Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. “We know we count a lot of UT fans among our customers, and we’ve worked hard with our colleagues at ESPN to finalize an agreement in time to bring them tomorrow’s game.”

Added David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks: “We are extremely pleased to have reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in time for college football. This deal will better serve UT fans in the greater Austin area and Texas statewide.”

Financial terms and other details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Other exclusive Longhorn Network programming includes Ole Miss on Sept. 14 and Kansas on Nov. 2, plus exclusive pre and post-game coverage of all Texas football games on Texas GameDay and Texas GameDay Final.

Longhorn Network also provides unprecedented access to the football team with Texas All Access. Live event coverage of men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, rowing, track and field and golf, as well as select NCAA events featuring Texas round out the robust program schedule.

New channel listings for LHN on Time Warner Cable in Texas are as follows:

Austin SD: 444 HD: 1593
Columbus SD: 333 HD: 1333
Gonzales SD: 333 HD: 1333
Kerrville SD: 333 HD: 1333
Waco/Killeen SD: 444 HD: 1593
Dallas SD: 910 HD: 911
El Paso SD: 333 HD: 1333
Golden Triangle SD: 333 HD: 1333
Greenville SD: 910 HD: 911
Wichita Falls SD: 333 HD: 1333
Corpus Christi SD: 333 HD: 1333
Laredo SD: 333 HD: 1333
Rio Grande Valley SD: 333 HD: 1333
San Antonio SD: 395 HD: 396

+- 1 Comment

  1. longhorn_expat's reply

    Are there any plans to add the LHN outside of Texas? I realize it would be on a sports tier somewhere, but it would be very nice to at least have the option. Or at least allow out of state TWC subscribers to use the online streaming service.

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