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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    figured this was coming since Verizon is a Sponsor of the LHN.. No surprise there...



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    I don't see any big carriers picking it up, including the satallite carriers. The only reason B1G Network went straight to DirecTV was DirecTV's ownership stake in the network... I wouldn't say Dish or DirecTV are into doing any favors for ESPN right about now.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier


    I'm not sure. I'm also not sure how long it will be until others follow suit, either.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I don't see any big carriers picking it up, including the satallite carriers. The only reason B1G Network went straight to DirecTV was DirecTV's ownership stake in the network... I wouldn't say Dish or DirecTV are into doing any favors for ESPN right about now.
    Define big?

    Top 25 Multichannel Video Programming Distributors as of Mar. 2011 - NCTA.com

    Verizon is the 7th largest provider in the country. It looks like it will be on basic digital in Texas, and on the sports package for the rest of the country. It isn't huge, but it is a start. To make a go of it, they are going to have to get on with one or more of the big 4: Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, or Time Warner.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    Define big?

    Top 25 Multichannel Video Programming Distributors as of Mar. 2011 - NCTA.com

    Verizon is the 7th largest provider in the country. It looks like it will be on basic digital in Texas, and on the sports package for the rest of the country. It isn't huge, but it is a start. To make a go of it, they are going to have to get on with one or more of the big 4: Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, or Time Warner.
    How many subscribers do they have in texas is the real question.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    How many subscribers do they have in texas is the real question.
    I believe Fios is only available in DFW in TX and according to the article serves less than 200K in the area.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by dtlantz View Post
    I believe Fios is only available in DFW in TX and according to the article serves less than 200K in the area.
    Here is a link I found showing where Fios service is currently available. It also has a tab that shows where service is "predicted" to be available.

    Verizon FiOS Availability Map | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

    I noticed that Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma & Kansas do NOT carry Fios service, nor are they projected too.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I don't see any big carriers picking it up, including the satallite carriers. The only reason B1G Network went straight to DirecTV was DirecTV's ownership stake in the network... I wouldn't say Dish or DirecTV are into doing any favors for ESPN right about now.
    DirecTV has an ownership stake in the BTN? According to BTN's site, it's owned by the Big 10 Conference and Fox.

    Big Ten Network Frequently Asked Questions - BIG TEN OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

    Q--Who owns the Big Ten Network?
    A--The Big Ten Network will be majority owned by the Big Ten Conference with Fox Cable Networks holding a minority interest. Fox has a proven track record of successfully launching other channels, and we believe they will be a success factor in the launch of the Big Ten Network.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkFanISUalum View Post
    DirecTV has an ownership stake in the BTN? According to BTN's site, it's owned by the Big 10 Conference and Fox.

    Big Ten Network Frequently Asked Questions - BIG TEN OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

    Q--Who owns the Big Ten Network?
    A--The Big Ten Network will be majority owned by the Big Ten Conference with Fox Cable Networks holding a minority interest. Fox has a proven track record of successfully launching other channels, and we believe they will be a success factor in the launch of the Big Ten Network.
    Direct TV owned by Murdoch when BTN launched?


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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Longhorn Network Failing could be a good thing for the BigXII.....I think.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Longhorn Network Failing could be a good thing for the BigXII.....I think.
    NO!!! That is the one selling point our conference has. If the LHN tanks, then what good is courting BYU and ND if they want to bring in their own networks.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Direct TV owned by Murdoch when BTN launched?
    Correct. Newscorp sold its stake in DTV shortly after the BTN launch.



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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Cute.

    LHN is going to need a lot more than Verizon FIOS in the Metroplex in order to tread water...


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    Re: Longhorn Network gets a carrier

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Cute.

    LHN is going to need a lot more than Verizon FIOS in the Metroplex in order to tread water...
    Not necessarily. It most definitely wouldn't hurt to land with Warner Bros. or Dish Net/Directv

    Verizon is among the smallest carriers in Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas. It is available in fewer than 200,000 homes compared to market-leader Time Warner Cable’s approximately 600,000 homes. DirecTV and Dish, satellite carriers, have about 500,000 each...

    In Dallas-Fort Worth, LHN will be available on the basic digital tier...
    So it already has less than 200,000 subscribers right off the bat. It will be interesting to see how cable prices adjust for this new channel.

    Verizon is not in the mix in Houston, San Antonio or Austin.
    But Verizon is available in other markets around the country that will also offer LHN.
    Assuming that the link I shared above is accurate, Verizon Fios is available in the following markets and would be offered on their sports tier:

    Indianapolis
    Washington DC
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Pittsburgh
    New York
    Seattle
    Portland
    Los Angeles

    It depends on what sport-tier the LHN is put on, but if it is bundled with the Fox Sports channels, the LHN would reach a significant number of TVs (especially in baseball territories due to the MLB blackout policy).



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