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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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Longhorn network is now on channel 1609, you might have to reboot your stb.

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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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cpagel_longhorn wrote:

This is NOT A SOLUTION. the requestor said do not make it a package and that is exactly what you did.

 

I actually am a different persona. I would like to watch the Longhorn but agree their business model should not be supported. It should be a pay per view or a pay per channel business model.

 

1. And for me its also cost prohibiting. Since I do not live in TX or OK (where its included in U100), I would have to upgrade to U450 with a bunch of channel I do not want just to get the one channel I do want.

 

2. Here's praying for the day when technology makes it possible to do complete a la carte ordering. I just want the 15 channels I want to watch and NOTHING else...

 

 


Answer 1.  It's available in Texas for those that have U200 or above, anyone outside of Texas it's available in the U450.

 

Answer 2.  Technology has nothing to do with ala carte, it's the networks.  It would cost you more for those 15 channels than you probably pay now for your package. Ala carte pricing has been discussed at length in these forums.

 

As for the business model, each provider must negotiate the best possible deal in order to get certain channels and for some it's more difficult than others.  AT&T is one of a very few providers that actually carry the channel and it's been out for over a year now.

 

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I will not continue my service with ATT U-verse when I have to subsidize the athletic department at Texas.  If someone wants that service and is willing to pay for it, then they should be able to add it separately.  But someone that does not want the service should not be forced by ATT to pay for it.

 

I am not willing to continue my U-verse service even if ATT reduces my monthly bill by the 40 cents per month they have to pay to Teesipper Network.

 

If this service is not removed by the end of November, then I have no choice but to find a replacement for U-verse.

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Not a Teesipper wrote:

I will not continue my service with ATT U-verse when I have to subsidize the athletic department at Texas.  If someone wants that service and is willing to pay for it, then they should be able to add it separately.  But someone that does not want the service should not be forced by ATT to pay for it.

 

I am not willing to continue my U-verse service even if ATT reduces my monthly bill by the 40 cents per month they have to pay to Teesipper Network.

 

If this service is not removed by the end of November, then I have no choice but to find a replacement for U-verse.


Lemme guess...you're an Aggie.

 

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Not a Teesipper wrote:

I will not continue my service with ATT U-verse when I have to subsidize the athletic department at Texas.  If someone wants that service and is willing to pay for it, then they should be able to add it separately.  But someone that does not want the service should not be forced by ATT to pay for it.

 

I am not willing to continue my U-verse service even if ATT reduces my monthly bill by the 40 cents per month they have to pay to Teesipper Network.

 

If this service is not removed by the end of November, then I have no choice but to find a replacement for U-verse.


You're kidding right?  Smiley Very HappySmiley SurprisedSmiley Very Happy

 

I'm a SOONER fan and here's a suggestion, don't watch it.  It's only on U450 outside of Texas and U200 in Texas.  ANY new network is always a good thing.

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Not a Teesipper wrote:

I will not continue my service with ATT U-verse when I have to subsidize the athletic department at Texas.  If someone wants that service and is willing to pay for it, then they should be able to add it separately.  But someone that does not want the service should not be forced by ATT to pay for it.

 

I am not willing to continue my U-verse service even if ATT reduces my monthly bill by the 40 cents per month they have to pay to Teesipper Network.

 

If this service is not removed by the end of November, then I have no choice but to find a replacement for U-verse.


Why don't we have a bake sale, and sell cookies for 40 cents each. We can collect the money, and send it to Not a Teesipper to cover his expense for the Longhorn Network. If we sell 12 cookies, Not a Teesipper is covered for the next year.

 

Not a Teesipper, I hope you are not a one and done one post wonder, and reply to my suggestion.


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