Inside the New Longhorn Network (Slideshow)

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Yesterday, the kind folks over at ESPN’s new Longhorn Network invited members of the media to scope out their new digs, just over a week before the new channel is set to launch.

Located just north of campus, in the building erected where Concordia used to be, the Longhorn Network has set up shop on the sprawling, spacious fifth floor.

They’ve built a temporary studio (shown) while they build a bigger one, and a control room, office space, and news desk.

During the media preview, network officials said that they would soon be announcing a series of cable providers who have agreed to carry the new 24-hour channel.

ESPN officials insist that they are neither surprised nor worried that one week before launch, not one single provider has the show inked.

“It will go down to the wire,” said Dave Brown, Longhorn Network vice president of programming.

Brown and other officials said they were “completely confident” the Rice game (moved to 7 p.m., btw) will be available to most Texas viewers.

Meet the new on-air talent.

Read the story of how the Longhorn Network came to be (members only).

Think Texas A&M will bail the Big 12?


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