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Time Warner Cable Launches Longhorn Network
University of Texas fans will receive Longhorn Network today in time for college football season opener
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: 444, 1593
Columbus: 333, 1333
Gonzales: 333, 1333
Kerrville: 333, 1333
Waco/Killeen: 444, 1593
Dallas: 910, 911
El Paso: 333, 1333
Golden Triangle: 333, 1333
Greenville: 910, 911
Wichita Falls: 333, 1333
Corpus Christi: 333, 1333
Laredo: 333, 1333
Rio Grande Valley: 333, 1333
San Antonio: 395, 396
About Longhorn Network
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.