Longhorn Network gets a carrier

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  1. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    figured this was coming since Verizon is a Sponsor of the LHN.. No surprise there...
     
  2. cybsball20

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  3. agrabes

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  4. aeroclone

    aeroclone Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    How many subscribers do they have in texas is the real question.
     
  6. dtlantz

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    I believe Fios is only available in DFW in TX and according to the article serves less than 200K in the area.
     
  7. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. HawkFanISUalum

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    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.
     
  9. weR138

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    Direct TV owned by Murdoch when BTN launched?
     
  10. 4429 mcc

    4429 mcc Well-Known Member

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    Longhorn Network Failing could be a good thing for the BigXII.....I think:confused:.
     
  11. 3GenClone

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    :realmad: 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.
     
  12. JD720

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    Correct. Newscorp sold its stake in DTV shortly after the BTN launch.
     
  13. jdoggivjc

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    Cute.

    LHN is going to need a lot more than Verizon FIOS in the Metroplex in order to tread water...
     
  14. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. It most definitely wouldn't hurt to land with Warner Bros. or Dish Net/Directv

    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.

    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).
     
  15. HawkFanISUalum

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    Interesting. Didn't know that.
     
  16. cc1091

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    AGREE ..
    Otherwise the rest of the conference is going to be subsidizing them.

    So I guess the rest of the conference will get a network the hard way?
    Time to look for a new conference, the B12 will soon be as insolvent as the SWC once was.

    CC
     
  17. Wesley

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    Maybe it will just be on mobile phones.:twitcy:
     
  18. CrossCyed

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    You're basing that on what?
     
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    Longhorn Network announces small carriers - Houston Chronicle

    Distributors for LHN at launch include Texas-based carriers: Consolidated Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision. Launching the LHN on Sept. 1 will be En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, and Verizon Fios.

    A limited launch for Longhorn Network - Houston Chronicle

     

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