Board of Regents remove Longhorn Network update from agenda



The UT System Board of Regents chose not to hear a status update from University officials on ESPN’s Longhorn Network, a UT-centric channel that has largely evaded UT fans during its first year in operation because of a lack of distribution.


UT President William Powers Jr. said the regents took the update off Thursday’s agenda because they understood it was not helpful to talk about ongoing negotiations. Powers and UT Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds were scheduled to update the board before noon for approximately five minutes. Powers said he will update the board, but not in public.


“We want the widest distribution for fans,” Powers said. “We have a great partner in ESPN and this is job one for them.”