Longhorn Network Adds Operators
Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision
Several operators in the state of Texas – Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision — will make the Longhorn Network (LHN) available to University of Texas fans. The network, dedicated to all things University of Texas, will feature its first football game on Sept. 3, when the Rice Owls take on the Longhorns from Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. CT (with a re-air at midnight CT).
“This network is dedicated to serving the passionate fans of the University of Texas, and we appreciate the support of these operators in that effort,” said David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.
The Longhorn Network launch schedule follows:
Friday, August 26: Consolidated Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision, Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision
Thursday, September 1: Verizon, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications
Longhorn Network will be available online, on tablets and on smartphones to fans with an affiliated video subscription in the near future.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. CT, Game Plan with Mack Brown will look at what Texas must do to earn the win against Rice. Prior to Saturday’s kick-off, the two-hour Texas GameDay – the only pre-game show exclusively from inside the stadium – at 5 p.m. will give fans all the insights, analysis and excitement they’ve come to know from ESPN’s College GameDay pre-game show. Then, Longhorn fans will see the debut of Texas GameDay Final – a two-hour dedicated post-game show televised immediately after the game exclusively from the field. Monday at 7 p.m., Rewind with Mack Brown will breakdown all the plays and action from the team’s first contest. Finally, Tuesday at 8 p.m., Texas Football Overdrive will present the Rice vs. Texas game in an enhanced format featuring interviews, sound and analysis that bring viewers an inside look at the game.
Longhorn Network Coverage of Sept. 3 Season Opener:
Date Time (CT) Program
Thurs, Sept. 1 7 p.m. Game Plan with Mack Brown
Sat, Sept 3 5 p.m. Texas GameDay
Sat, Sept. 3 7 p.m. Rice vs. Texas
Sat, Sept. 3 10 p.m. Texas GameDay Final
Sun, Sept. 4 12 a.m. Re-air Rice vs. Texas
Mon, Sept. 5 7 p.m. Rewind with Mack Brown
Tues, Sept. 6 8 p.m. Texas Football Overdrive