Time Warner picks up Longhorn Network

Jacob Kerr

Time Warner Cable agreed to add Longhorn Network to its channel lineup the day before the start of UT’s football season.

The channel, which offers coverage of UT sports and academics, will now be available to Time Warner Cable subscribers in Texas who are signed up for its “expanded basic cable service,”  according to a statement from ESPN.

Owned and operated by ESPN, Longhorn Network was formed in 2011 in a partnership with the University. Previously, the channel had only been carried in Austin on AT&T U-verse and Grande Communications.

Along with Saturday’s football game against New Mexico State, Longhorn Network is also scheduled to broadcast two other UT football games this season: the Ole Miss game on Sept. 14 and the Kansas game on Nov. 2.

For Time Warner Cable customers in Austin, Longhorn Network will be available on channel 444 and in high definition on channel 1593.