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The Longhorn Network

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by austin buff, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. austin buff

    austin buff New Member

    Jan 22, 2008
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    I read this morning in the local paper that ESPN is trying to
    negotiate with several providers including Time Warner and Uverse to
    take the Longhorn Network and include it on their basic packages.
    The asking for fee per subscriber is higher than other chanels that
    providers currently pay. I for one am not interested in viewing the
    Longhorn Network and do not want to pay additional fees to have it
    in my programming package no matter the cost. I have contacted
    Uverse and told them this and that if it is included I will
    seriously consider cancelling my programming with Uverse. Just a
    thought for those in a similar situation.
  2. The Guest

    The Guest Guest

    Hahahah. Over on Shaggy a bunch of guys are talking about cancelling U-Verse because it doesn't carry Longhorn yet. It puts the providers in a tough spot.
  3. 66BUFF

    66BUFF FTW Club Member

    Jul 10, 2005
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    carry it a la carte and make each horn fan pay 10 per month to have it....
  4. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Guest

    Great idea.....
  5. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Guest

  6. The Guest

    The Guest Guest

    That's kind of a fun (if not necessarily illuminating) debate.

    Seriously, forcing subscribers to pay for something they don't support--and don't support passionately--was bound to ruffle some feathers.

    What if we were forced to financially support nebraska? What if our rates increased, and that revenue was directed to the huskers, but not to our team. You bet there would be a problem. Who would have thought otherwise.

    The same passion that fuels revenue for the sport, is the same passion that will fuel the resistance to self-serving inititiatives like this. In the Pac 12, you're not viewed as supporting, say USC, but rather the conference when you subscribe (or are forced to pay for) the Pac 12 Network. It's a much easier pill to swallow.

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