Longhorn Network

Dish-Disney Carriage Deal Disables the Hopper

Six months after the expiration of their joint carriage deal, the Walt Disney Co.

ESPN, SEC to Form New Sports Net

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday will formally announce the launch of a new sports network devoted to the 14 member schools. In a press conference scheduled to take place tomorrow at noon at the Hyatt Atlanta Regency, ESPN and the athletic conference will unveil the as-yet unnamed network, which is set to launch in April 2014.

Hook ’em Horns: Longhorn Network Rustles Up First Carriage Deal

With mere hours to go before it goes live, ESPN’s Longhorn Network at long last is beginning to make some headway with distributors, cutting a deal with Verizon’s FiOS TV. Trouble is, the biggest players in the Lone Star State have yet to make a commitment to the startup.