Verizon Agrees To Carry Longhorn Network Nationwide

Just a day before the Longhorn Network is set to launch, Verizon has announced it will carry the new 24-hour channel devoted to the Longhorns nationwide.

Verizon is the largest video service provider to date to announce the addition of the Longhorn Network to its channel lineup.

“We know Texas Longhorn fans are among the most loyal and enthusiastic in college sports, so we’re pleased to add the Longhorn Network to our already robust sports lineup on FiOS TV,” said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “The addition of this groundbreaking collegiate sports channel adds to Verizon’s commitment to bring the best in sports and entertainment and overall video content to our customers.”

The national distribution agreement with the Longhorn Network will allow fans of FiOS and the Longhorns to start watching the network on Sept. 1. FiOS TV Ultimate HD subscribers outside of Texas can watch LHN on Channel 320. In Texas, FiOS TV Prime HD, Extreme HD, and Ultimate HD subscribers can watch LHN on Channels 79 (standard definition) and 579 (high definition).

The Longhorn Network also will be available online, on tablets, and on smartphones for fans with a Verizon FiOS TV plan, the network says, making UT athletics and other programming easily available anywhere, anytime.

Consumers can obtain more information on the FiOS TV plans available in their area by calling 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966).

Photo courtesy UT Athletics.


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