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Old 08-27-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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I saw that the Longhorn Network/ESPN debuted, but as far as I can tell no major providers are carrying it. So, did it debut without anyone being able to watch it? Seems like a colossal waste of money and effort if so.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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All negotiations and posturing before next week's football game. Everyone but Direct TV should have by next saturday. I have Grande and have been told by customer service that we will have it.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I have U-Verse and they better get their act together by Saturday...
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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So are people actually excited about this? I mean, outside of households in Austin with UT grads living there, who also subscribe to a cable provider that gets the network?
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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And I mean - what specifically is anyone excited about? What will be on there besides football games.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Volleyball and baseball will be on there, which is a bit new (you can occasionally get them now)
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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I'm on the verge of giving up cable. I just want to know who I can pay to see the Longhorns! I'd be happy to stream it.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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I have many friends out of state that are looking forward to watching the secondary sports like baseball and swimming. BYU has their own network...these school and conference specific networks are here to stay.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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There are thousands of UT alumni around the country who will want the Longhorn Network.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Will be interesting to see if the cable companies stand strong... don't blame them for wanting to not pay to carry what is close to the most expensive channel out there simply to show one single football game that most of their casual customers don't care about.

Don't get my wrong - I'd watch the channel - was at the volleyball game last night and would love to watch when I can't make it - but I definitely understand the companies point on this one. Look at how many carriers in Big 10 country held out the first year until the price dropped - think they didn't have the same pressure the carriers do here? And that was all for 30-40x more games at 1/2 the cost.
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