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"Yes and no."
News Will Dish Offer Longhorn Network In HD? By Swanni Follow @SwanniOnTV. Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2014) - Dish will launch the Longhorn Network, the regional channel devoted to University of Texas sports, on May 28. So, will the satcaster carry it in High-Definition? Yes and no.
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"So you can see the enormous influence of a combined AT&T/DirecTV on sports television. Should the proposed deal be approved by the Feds, the impact it would have on regional sports networks would be felt throughout the cable industry."
By now, you have already heard of the whopping $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV by AT&T. The numbers are staggering. The combined AT&T-DirecTV company would become the second largest television provider behind Comcast-Time Warner Cable which announced their own megadeal earlier this year. Should the Feds approve the AT&T deal, the impact on sports would…
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"The deal between ESPN and DISH more than doubles LHN's national distribution."
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"On a national scale, the new deal puts Alabama in the neighborhood of the rarefied financial air previously reserved for Texas and Notre Dame. The former currently earns $25 million annually — $15 million of which comes from the Longhorn Network — for its multimedia rights while the latter, thanks in large part to its deal with NBC, is somewhere in the $25-$30 million-a-year range."
And the rich just keep getting richer. A lllllloooooot richer. As the debate rages as to whether student-athletes in general and football players specifically are getting the short end of the financial stick, Alabama confirmed to the Sports Business Daily Monday that it has reached an agreement with Learfield Sports on a new multimedia rights deal.…
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"DISH subscribers, congratulations: your televisions will have the sights and sounds of Texas and the ESS EEE CEE this fall, as DISH announced a deal with the Longhorn Network and the SEC Network. So what does this mean for you, other cable viewers and the college football world as a whole? Here's the deal:"
The two networks get a big boost of 14 million subscribers with the new carriage deal.
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"When the Longhorn Network was founded in 2011, it marked the meeting of ESPN , IMG and the University of Texas, three of the greatest powers in college sports. Yet all of that power did little to convince national carriers to pick up the young network, and it’s since fallen far short of expectations. Thanks to a new national carriage agreement with the Dish Network, however, it appears that the Longhorn Network may finally be gaining some steam."
When the Longhorn Network was founded in 2011, it marked the meeting of ESPN, IMG and the University of Texas, three of the greatest powers in college sports. Yet all of that power did little to convince national carriers to pick up the young network, and it's since fallen far [...]
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"Regarding ESPN's Longhorn Network, which carries University of Texas events, 'I would say the exact same thing,' York added."
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"They know about the Longhorn Network. They've seen what the jerseys in the bookstores cost, with none of the profit flowing back to the athlete. They've heard about the Ohio State athletic director who received an $18,000 bonus because his wrestler won an NCAA title. They're aware of the Alabama football coach and Duke basketball coach making $7 million a year. They know how ridiculous it is for West Virginia to play in a league with four schools from Texas.
To them, that plot of scholarship farmland doesn't look like much compared to the crown jewels.
That's why the empire is threatened today. The taking never stopped, and the giving back never started."
For years, the NCAA has overextended its reach. Now facing an athlete-led push to change how college athletics are run, the cracks are beginning to show.
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"Suddenly college football and basketball fans with DTV aren't missing out on just a singular channel and conference, but rather 2 1/8th channels of college programming. Yes that was a jab at the Longhorn Network and probably my last as the one trick pony has been successfully bundled/muscled onto millions of televisions by owner, ESPN."
Suddenly college football and basketball fans with DTV aren't missing out on just a singular channel and conference, but rather 3 2 1/8th channels of college programming. Yes that was a jab at the Longhorn Network and probably my last as the one trick pony has been successfully bundled/muscled ...
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"The announcement Monday that Longhorn Network will be available on Dish Network has 'brought about more questions than answers,' according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. The No. 1 question generated by the deal is 'when will Longhorn Network get on DirecTV?'"
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"In the athletic department's recently released 2012-13 report, UT listed $33.4 million in royalties, advertising, sponsorship and media rights. Much of that came from selling third-tier media rights to the Longhorn Network, which also broke new ground nationally."
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