Time Warner Cable picks up the Longhorn Network

Garrett Callahan

The Longhorn Network will now be available to Time Warner Cable video subscribers in Texas, according to ESPN and Time Warner.

Time Warner Cable becomes the 14th provider to launch the network; AT&T U-Verse was the most recent addition before Time Warner. Subscribers of the company will be able to receive the Longhorn Network on their expanded basic cable service.

 The announcement came on Friday, the eve of Texas’ first football game of the season against New Mexico State, which will be shown on the network.

 The Longhorn Network is a cable television channel dedicated to University of Texas athletes. The ESPN owned and operated service is in its third year of a 20-year agreement with the UT.

"We're really excited to have reached an agreement that brings Longhorn Network's programming to Time Warner Cable," said Andrew Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. "We know we count a lot of UT fans among our customers, and we've worked hard with our colleagues at ESPN to finalize an agreement in time to bring them tomorrow's game."