The Longhorn Network landed their first major carriage pickup Thursday when FiOS TV added the network to its channel lineup.
“The Longhorns have a huge presence in Texas, with a passionate fan base that extends across the country,” said David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. “Verizon’s early commitment to this network speaks to the university’s popularity and the consumer demand for this content.”
FiOS TV subscribers will have to wait until Sept. 1 before they can watch the Longhorn Network – two days before the 2011 Texas football season opener against the Rice Owls.
In Texas, FiOS TV Prime HD, Extreme HD and Ultimate HD subscribers can watch LHN on Channels 79 (standard definition) and 579 (high definition). Subscribers outside of Texas can watch on Channel 320. The Longhorn Network will soon be available online, on tablets and smartphones for Verizon FiOS TV plan subscribers.