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Is anyone else a bit worried that we are 11 days away from the start of the season, and with the first two games on the Longhorn network, we still do not hear anything on the negotiations? Are the moderators getting any new information? Even if a major distributor picked it up how long would it take to start broadcasting it?
Hell I've been worried for the past year.
I would assume the infrastructure is in place so that these providers could be up and running within hours. I do not know much about cable providers, but most already receive some content from ESPN, so they would just need to find an open channel number.
I'm going to the Wyoming game and likely the NM game so on an individual level, I'm not worried. However, I feel bad for all the fans that can't go to games. We are only guaranteed 12 every year and will only be able to watch 5/6 of them.
If the LHN isn't picked up before these games (which I have lost all faith that it will be a long time ago), then LHN will be one of the biggest failures I've seen in sports programming.
I was worried until I remembered my uncle has Fios in the Dallas area and set me up a sub account to stream it online.
I think I'm you're cousin.
LHN has been a pipe dream for most for a year
I posted this on another thread but for those in Houston they will be showing the game at Junction bar in Midtown. I also spoke with Uverse today and no updates or any time frame for an announcement.
Realistically, how much would you be willing to pay to be able to watch the first two games?
$10 to $25 as I'm in California
Sweet I live like 4 blocks from that place. Thanks
You are correct. It is not a technical issue. Channel numbering is also not an issue, although ESPN can be bitchy about that as well.
It may have changed but the last I saw it was ESPN's move in the negotiations. They have a line in cement they are determined not to cross because it endangers their entire monopoly. If they won't allow placement on sports tiers, LHN is going to have a bumpy ride. It is too specialized and different for the major carriers to cave.
So, what has the LHN accomplished in their brief history? Pi$$ed off a majority of Longhorn fans. Good job Mr. DD, ESPN, T-W, Direct TV, ATT. I realize we're just account numbers to you and your computers only care about us when the payment ain't received. Throw us a bone. Let ESPN offer one of the games PPV, that way ESPN banks a little and so do the carriers plus UT. We get to watch only if we’re willing to pay (which a great many of us would be willing to do). Then you guys can go on having the long lunches and cocktails.
This post was edited by WbarH 23 months ago
I'm not pissed off at the LHN. I go to games.
Worried? No. Resigned to it? Yes.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
One cannot be worried if you just resigned to the fact that LHN is not going to be carried by any major providers this year or probably next.
So just write off the first two games. You will not get to see them.
I go to games too, but still want to watch all the other programming.
And if you do not live within driving distance? Just SOL, I guess?
I'm resigned to it, but I'm also pissed off about it. I wish there was something I could do about it, but there's not.
The SEC of signatures....
It's two crappy games that most people probably watch about a half of anyway. People bitch way too much.
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