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Feb. 9, 2012
Since our Longhorn Network (LHN) launch in August, delays in distribution have overshadowed the network's many positive aspects and impact. In order to make LHN successful, we hope our fans understand that ESPN is continuously negotiating with all major television cable and satellite service providers. ESPN has done this before, having previously launched seven other networks, and their professionals are considered television industry leaders.
We ask our fans for their patience and understanding. Distribution will happen, but the business negotiation process is painfully slow. Our coaches and student-athletes are ecstatic with LHN, and they tell us it is helping in recruiting now and will do so in the future.
ESPN is completely devoted to LHN, and the LHN programming is exactly what fans have come to expect from all ESPN products. Such quality high definition programming demands that we show as many events as possible live and in their entirety.
We are grateful for your ongoing loyalty and presence when the Longhorns compete at home and on the road, as we also appreciate those who provide support by following us on television across the country.
Thanks for your continued support,
DeLoss Dodds and Chris Plonsky
Let me finish that thread title for you.
in the sand.
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
ok it turns slow but, turning just the same.
- God Bless Texas
I'm taking the long term view on the LHN. Seems like it'll end up a good thing.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
That article had absolutely zero new information.
Signal to the masses that it's a long-term deal and the LHN is not going away.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
Classic example of spin designed to put a dress on a pig of a situation. ESPN knows what it is doing, which translates as ESPN knows how to maximize its revenue stream, no matter how long they have to wait. Of course, that doesn't really fulfill the University's original goal of maximizing exposure for all Texas sports, which is clearly not ESPN's priority.
*cough* bullshit *cough*
ESPN has not backed down from its initial asking price of .40 per subscriber.
Look back at some of the language in the release. It's from a bad '80's comedy movie.
I expect more from all fronts. All.
Step it up.
Does it suck to miss Longhorn games? Yes. Was I looking forward to being able to watch all the baseball games this year? Yeah.
Everybody who's a fan wants the channel right now, but life doesn't work that way. Remember this has never been done before. We are essentially the pioneers of the university dedicated model. Good things come to those who wait. And once we get it, it will be all the sweeter.
Horns are putting a lot of faith in ESPN and its negotiators. At this point, they're severely under-performing. Severely.
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More Texans will be able to access the blowu network when it premiers on Fox. What a joke!
Are you sure that statement wasn't issued by the Iraq press secretary? All is well
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