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Longhorn Network launching today to a very limited audience

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JimmyBuff, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    http://www.chron.com/sports/longhorns/article/A-limited-launch-for-Longhorn-Network-2141921.php
    Direct TV shoots and scores.. :lol::lol:
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Holy ****. Allsome. It would be so so SO great if the longwhorn network failed... waitamminute... that would mean that ESPN would try and force UT to either (a) join the pac12 or (b) make it a big12 network in order to recoup their investment... uhoh.

    Someone at ESPN royally ****ed up by giving the longwhorns this contract when the whorns couldn't offer the content.
     
  3. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Dear cable executive, I do NOT want to for over 20 cents per month for that conference killing network.
     
  4. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    Texans try as hard as they can to **** up everything. You would think Dodds could look around and see that the most successful conferences have equal revenue sharing (Big 10, SEC). The PAC 12 saw it and moved to that model. But Texans seem simply incapable of accepting an equal share. Even after the NFL built the most successful pro sports league in the country, Jerry Jones has consistently tried to tear it down by diminishing the amount of revenue sharing.

    They really are retards. :bang:
     
  5. Del

    Del Member

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    The majority of people in Austin have Time Warner, followed by Direct TV and ATT Uverse. I have Time Warner and if they try to charge me an extra $.40 a month I will be pissed. I don't want to donate one penny to those assholes and there athletic dept.
     
  6. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  8. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    "that's America".

    nice blanket self-congrats justification.
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'm torn on this. On the one hand, I'm thrilled to see anything associated with UT go down in a giant fireball of death and destruction. On the other hand, as snow points out, it might inch them closer to the Pac 12, which would be catastrophic.

    I'm hoping for mild success of the LHN. Nothing amazing, just enough to make them not want to give it up.
     
  10. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, enough success to keep it going and cement the 12 Pac's opinion. I would love to see a boycott from scheduling UTerus by BCS conference teams.
     
  11. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    That is not correct about Jerry Jones. What Jerry Jones wanted was to keep his licensing rights and expand them. The real money was in TV and that he has never asked to keep a lionshare.
     
  12. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    How long until the Texas legislature passes a law that cable carriers in Texas must carry the LHN?
     
  13. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I believe it is in committee...


    I find it hilarious UTerus blows up it's second conference to have ti's own TV network...and finds out nobody wants it.
     
  14. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    Nobody wanted to pay for the Big 10 network in the beginning, either. Texas will shoehorn themselves onto many cable systems in Texas, believe it. Not that it matters, really, isn't ESPN taking the risk on this deal?
     
  15. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    ESPN is the one making sure LHN gets subscribers not the school itself.
     
  16. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Next bride down the P12 aisle:

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  17. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Slightly different scenario here. B10 network represented content for 11 schools spread over 8 states; LHN represents one school in one (admittedly large) state. That's a lot more customers clamoring to their cable provider to make the B10 network available.
     
  18. ximianKernel

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    I feel sorry for all the Customer Service reps that are being harrassed at this moment and next couple of days in Texas territory.

    On another note, if you head to shaggybevo, some are already so p*ssed to the point of spamming/harrassing an AT&T CEO :lol:
     
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  19. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    CEO of AT&T is a BOOMER SOONER. LOL.
     
  20. Idot Buff

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    So no ATT Uverse participation? My Longhorn son will not be happy.
     
  21. XIIfan

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    So I was thinking today about the pre-season rankings and espn promoting UT as a psudo top 25 team. How much of a conflict of interest is it for the espn employees (Herbstreit, May etc.) to vote on team rankings when they own the team network. I know they broadcast games with conference affiliation, but individual teams seems to be stretching the legitimacy of the AP ranking.
     

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