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Longhorn Network - Just say 'No'

I greatly appreciate the value provided by AT&T in bundling tv/wireless/internet services.  Similarly, the bundling of channels allows customers to access a variety of programming at substantial savings.

 

However, occasionally, programming comes along that is so expensive and directed at such a narrow, niche market that it deserves to be left off of the programming options or ordered solely as an 'a la carte' option.  If the reports about the price tag  to cable providers  to offer the 'longhorn network' (by ESPN) are accurate, the only way it could be added to current bundled programming packages is at substantial cost to MANY people who have no interest in the programming. 

 

Please AT&T, keep prices low, by either not offering or charging ONLY those who desire this programming option.

 

Thanks!

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Here is the press release:

 

DALLAS – Just in time for Texas football season, ESPN and AT&T U-verse® TV, the fastest growing television provider in the country*, have announced that Longhorn Network will be available to U-verse TV customers in Texas and across the AT&T U-verse footprint. Longhorn Network is the 24/7 channel devoted to University of Texas athletics and academics as well as cultural programming from in and around the greater Austin community.

 

AT&T U-verse TV customers will have the Longhorn Network in time for kick off against Wyoming on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. central time live from Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium. Longhorn Network will be available for U-verse TV customers in Texas with the U200 package and aboveOutside of Texas, fans subscribing to the U-verse TV U450 package will have access to Longhorn Network’s exclusive programming. Longhorn Network will be available on channel 1609 in HD and channel 609 in SD.

 

“We know fans are passionate about watching Longhorn football, and we’re thrilled to offer Longhorn Network to U-verse TV customers in Texas and nationwide,” said Jeff Weber, President of Content and Advertising Services, AT&T Home Solutions. “This is another example of how we continue to deliver the content customers want.”

 

Added David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, “This agreement brings Longhorn Network and its robust lineup of University of Texas programming to more than a million Longhorn fans in Texas and throughout the country.”

 

Financial terms and other details of the agreement were not disclosed.

 

Other exclusive Longhorn Network programming includes the New Mexico vs. Texas football game the following Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. as well as original programming like Longhorn Extra, Game Plan with Mack Brown, Texas All-Access, Texas GameDay and Texas GameDay Final.

 

As part of the agreement, at a future date, AT&T will also launch a live, linear feed of Longhorn Network online to subscribers via computers, smartphones and tablets.

 

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2012/08/att-u-verse-longhorn-network/

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texasguy37 wrote:

 

Also, perhaps you have not learned to not tune to channels in your TV package that you have no interest in watching, or do you watch all the channels in the package that you currently receive?



It's kinda hard to watch all the channels, when I thought the Hallmark Channel was the only one worth watching.

 

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Edited by kryptonite on Aug 11, 2011 at 11:53:03 AM

texasguy37 wrote:

First, the Notre Dame Network does not yet exist.  Second, no TV provider, including U-verse, has added the Longhorn Network to it lineup.

 

Also, yes, I realized that the opposition has nothing to do with TV programming.  It's about being opposed to the University of Texas and anything that it might be involved in.



College football?

 

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Edited by CTEL08 on Aug 11, 2011 at 1:24:50 PM

if somebody can find A&M's President's or their board of regents facebook page, and direct them to this thread, all their worries would be put to rest, seeing how there is nothing for anyone to be upset about 'n all

 

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/6851396/texas-governor-says-texas-considering-move-sec

 


Texas A&M leaders have expressed concern about the Longhorn Network's effect on the longterm stability of the Big 12, and rumors of renewed talks between the university and the conference have persisted in recent weeks.



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TAMU wouldn't be able to cut it in the SEC.  They have had one good season in the past how many years and they  think they can hang with the SEC?  Yeah right.  I'm not a UT fan by any stretch of the imagination and TAMU is just jealous that they didn't think of starting their own network first.  Of course, they would have to have people that would actually watch it.

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I can understand everyone's sentiments about the Longhorn Network, especially if you are not a fan, but the same argument can be made about 75% of the other channels that you don't care about. Since the Longhorn Network is another ESPN channel, it should be part of the ESPN sports package that is more regionalize to Houston. In fact, why do we have the Big10 Network as part of U200? Shouldn't ATT drop the Big10 Network and add the Longhorn Network? We are in Texas? I would venture to guest that there are more UT fans than Big 10 fans in the Houston area. ATT U-Verse is filled with niche channels. I personally could do without HSN, TBN, TF, ION, TV LAND, CHILLER, GSN, JWLTV, BOOM, HUB, SWRV, etc. I don't complain paying for these channels because it's part of a package. If you are not a fan, turn the channel, like you do with all the other channels that you don't watch. As for me, I'll be Hooked on the Hook 'em channel.

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Is this where I complain about all the niche channels that I don't care about and want to see off the air?

 

C'mon people. We ALL pay for channels that we don't watch. Part of the sales pitch for any provider are how many channels they offer. In this day and age of cable television, it is possible to have a channel for ANYTHING. The only way some of those stations can stay afloat is by making deals with providers to be offered in certain tiers of their lineups. 

 

If you want to start a thread about changing the politics of cable providers and call for a switch to a la carte programming, then I will join in on the argument for it. But arguing that you don't want a channel because you are not interested in it, is flimsy at best, since you write that check every month for numerous channels you don't want/watch, just like I do.

 

Now if you will excuse me I need to go start a Food Network and Cooking Channel - Just say 'No' thread because I dislike food.

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So funny. Shouldn't y'all be headed to the east coast and working on starting an SEC Network? Maybe Texas will go there to help you get in.

 

If Uverse does not have the Longhorn Network, I will switch as well. When Choke-lahoma gets their own network, I will absolutely root for it being on my plan. I would love to keep up more with the competition. If I don't like it, I won't watch it. I rarely dial in to the Big 10 Network. If (not when) they decide to have an Aggie network, I don't think anyone will care either way. Glad to see our little redheaded step brother leave. It's just sad the little guy is crying so much on the way out.

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CTEL08 wrote:

if somebody can find A&M's President's or their board of regents facebook page, and direct them to this thread, all their worries would be put to rest, seeing how there is nothing for anyone to be upset about 'n all

 

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/6851396/texas-governor-says-texas-considering-move-sec

 


Texas A&M leaders have expressed concern about the Longhorn Network's effect on the longterm stability of the Big 12, and rumors of renewed talks between the university and the conference have persisted in recent weeks.




Too bad for TAMU that the SEC didn't want them.  Sure makes TAMU look like a bunch of fools doesn't it?  Maybe the SEC didn't want to weaken it's conference any more that it had to.

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It certainly did make them look like fools. Even if it does work out that they end up going to the SEC (and getting their teeth kicked in) it still doesnt look good that they wined and complained so much.

And why would they want to go in the first place. So not instead of being in the shadow of just UT and OU, they will be in the shadow of pretty much every team. Poor aggie.

Anyway. Go Longhorn Network!

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Below is an excerpt from an interesting article in light of some of the discussions about the new Longhorn Network.  It looks like the University of Hawaii has launched it's own network.  Hawaii will be joing the Mountain West Conference for football beginning in 2012.  The Mountain West Conference already has it's own regional sports network (The Mountain).

 

Oceanic Time Warner Cable on Friday will launch a channel dedicated to University of Hawaii athletics and other local product.

Positioned on channel 12 in standard-definition, and channel 1012 in high-definition, OC Sports will become the first regional sports network devoted to a specific university's athletic program, presenting live telecasts of University of Hawaii sports and an expanded menu of repeat telecasts throughout the year.


As in past years, Oceanic will also provide pay-per-view telecasts of many University of Hawaii football, basketball and wahine basketball games. OCSports PPV resides on channel 255 in standard-definition and channel 1255 in high-definition.


Back on the mainland, Time Warner Cable has increased its sports presence, securing Los Angeles Lakers rights to form a pair of Los Angeles-based RSNs, hired veteran David Rone as president of the recently established TWC Sports and committed to launching the Pac 12's array of  RSNs.


OCSports kicks off its coverage of the University of Hawaii's women soccer team's opener against Washington State University on Aug. 19.


As such, OC Sports will beat ESPN's and the University of Texas' Longhorn Network out of the chute. That RSN is scheduled to launch on Aug. 26.

 

http://www.multichannel.com/article/472532-Oceanic_Time_Warner_Cable_Kicks_Off_University_Of_Hawaii_...

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that sounds awesome for UH and their fans

 

not much new there tho, and not sure what it would have to do with uverse or the longhorn network.  UH has always had a special situation as far as tv rights go. if you live on the mainland, you can see their games for free, but in hawaii you have to buy ppvs if you want to watch most of the time.  and it makes sense, b/c UH's budget to send their teams to play on the mainland is exorbatant. that expense has to come from somewhere, whether its a conference or local network that helps pay for it. 

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It has been wide reported The Longhorn Network (an ESPN venture) is negotiating with carriers. I have found the place to REQUEST a channel but would like a way to reqest having the channel to not be added.

 

This is the worst idea for a channel I have ever heard of and if one cent of my bill is used to pay for it I will cancel my service and go somewhere else. I love UVerse and want to stay but paying 40 cents extra for a crap channel is not on my agenda. 

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Wow...you must be an Aggie.
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mortimers wrote:

It has been wide reported The Longhorn Network (an ESPN venture) is negotiating with carriers. I have found the place to REQUEST a channel but would like a way to reqest having the channel to not be added.

 

This is the worst idea for a channel I have ever heard of and if one cent of my bill is used to pay for it I will cancel my service and go somewhere else. I love UVerse and want to stay but paying 40 cents extra for a crap channel is not on my agenda. 



ROLF.  That is too funny.  And what if the new carrier (going somewhere else) adds it?  And so on and so on.

 

If you really want to let someone know.  I would post your vehement opposition to this channel on AT&T's Facebook page.  Seriously.

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Longhorn network is a 300 million dollar investment by ESPN. Per the internet, one provide has made a carrage agreement. If UV does get, it's rolled into the ESPN cost. Seeing a seperate charge for LN in not going to happen. I don't know who dreamed up the 40 cent rumor. Just block if if we get it! Geese I've never see so many poeple upset over the addition of a new channel.

 

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Edited by bdatkinson on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:25:05 AM

I'd like to thank AT&T for (at least so far) not saddling us with an expensive channel that few want.

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The local Houston news mentioned it this morning, and that no one was carrying it (yet); but Comcrap was thinking about it.  Go Comcrap!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

I guess UV is considered a small operator since they aren't even mentioned in THIS article.

 

As far as I can see, this is just another HUGE $ grab for ESPN.

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Edited by CTEL08 on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:06:44 AM

just one fan's opinion of LHN's future, i dont see the LHN being a big deal short term. 

 

but im thinking that espn overpaying like they have for a LONGTERM deal...that deloss dodds shared their possible plans for UTs going independent during their agreement with ESPN, that he hasnt let outta the bag to anyone else yet, obviously. 

 

 

 

and dead pirate, ive seen all the different sub fees  for each seperate espn network broken down before, and its mentioned on wikipedia, considering how much espn is paying ut, 40 cents/sub dont surprise me a bit

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_television_in_the_United_States


Typically, more popular cable channels command higher fees. For example, ESPN typically charges $4.08 per subscriber per month [3] for access to its main channel alone (plus another $1.05 for the rest of its English-language channels), the highest of any non-premium American cable channel and comparable to the premium channels. Other cable channels charge, on average, 5-20 cents per subscriber per month.


 

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spd2demun wrote:

 

The local Houston news mentioned it this morning, and that no one was carrying it (yet); but Comcrap was thinking about it.  Go Comcrap!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

I guess UV is considered a small operator since they aren't even mentioned in THIS article.

 

As far as I can see, this is just another HUGE $ grab for ESPN.


The ony major provider who has announced carriage so far is Verizon FIOS which will start on September 1st.  

 

Everything thing is about money!  No for profit company makes a decision that is not all about the Benjamins.

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Yeah, but ESPN is out of control...I'm glad I don't NEED sports. :smileywink:

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If U-Verse got rid of the channels I don't want, they would be down to about 5 channels.

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Edited by texasguy37 on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:29:47 AM

spd2demun wrote:

 

Yeah, but ESPN is out of control...I'm glad I don't NEED sports. :smileywink:


LOL.  You have no idea the joy that you are missing.  :smileywink:

 

Don't you want to be able to make emotional posts on the forum about sports channels if not added or sports channels if added will make you change to another provider?

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Nope.  I'll sit in the stands and watch others do it!  shocked.gif

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:smileyvery-happy:

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Too Bad there are now six cable providers in Texas that yes to Longhorn Network

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I guess when all major college teams start getting their own networks in the next 2/3 years we'll be on here posting say no to ?? U network.  The Pac-12 already has a network planned as well as USC, UCLA and one other school.   I for one welcome each and every new channel regardless whether I watch it or not. 

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As long as I'm not forced to pay for a channel, bring 'em on!

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LOL.  If it is included in your base package, you will pay along with all the other unwanted channels in your base package.

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You know what I meant! :smileyvery-happy:

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As a longtime Uverse subcricber, if this channel is pikced up and added to my U400 package at an additional fee, I will be finding a carrier who does not force a network I don't want down my throat.  I have no problem if you have to pay an extra fee to get it, similar to the RedZone Channel.

 

I hope the potential loss of this customer weighs heavily in your minds as you debate on whether to add the Longhorn network and how to package it.

 

 

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