1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

Longhorn Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jon99, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Jul 5, 2011 #1 of 691
    jon99

    jon99 New Member

    2
    0
    Jul 22, 2007
    Will this be picked up by Direct or Dish?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2011 #2 of 691
    hookemfins

    hookemfins DIRECTV A-Team

    564
    11
    Jul 3, 2007
    Miami
  3. Jul 5, 2011 #3 of 691
    nitty316

    nitty316 Legend

    254
    3
    Aug 27, 2008
    DirecTV would be insane not to pick that network up.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2011 #4 of 691
    espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    529
    2
    Sep 30, 2008
    It doesn't start broadcasting until August 26, thus I doubt there would be much news until the start of August.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2011 #5 of 691
    Rob

    Rob Icon

    591
    8
    Apr 22, 2002
    Niche Network. Maybe delivered via regional spot beam would be best. Directv needs the room for the new Lakers and Padres sport networks.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2011 #6 of 691
    I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    1,312
    33
    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    I can't see where there would be any interest in it.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2011 #7 of 691
    espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    529
    2
    Sep 30, 2008
    In all honesty, I like the spot beam idea better. Unless the spot beams are exclusively reserved for LiL.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2011 #8 of 691
    tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    203
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Huh? No RSNs are spot beamed. Why would you think that the Longhorn network would have less interest than the Lakers/Padres? I am expecting the Lakers/Padres to be RSN (sports pack, etc.) but Longhorn, when it comes on board, to be like the Big Ten Network...nationally available in most packages.
     
  9. Jul 5, 2011 #9 of 691
    dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,184
    483
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    Heck, I even put in a zip code for Austin and the site says currently TWC and AT&T have no plans to launch it. Of course this may change closer to when the channel goes live, but if the providers in Austin haven't announced anything, I don't see DirecTV or Dish doing anything yet.

    Of the two, I'd say DirecTV would do it over Dish but that's just based on the way Dish has handled sports in the past. I don't see DirecTV putting it anything but the Sports Pack though.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2011 #10 of 691
    garn9173

    garn9173 Icon

    530
    2
    Apr 4, 2005
    I wouldn't go that far. I think in the SW (TX, LA, NM, etc.) that Longhorn Network will be in most programming packages and nationally in the sports pack, much the same way The MTN. is in basic programming packages within their footprint and sports pack nationally.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2011 #11 of 691
    nitty316

    nitty316 Legend

    254
    3
    Aug 27, 2008
    With as many UT fans as there are out there and as big as Texas is, DirecTV would be idiots not to offer this channel, so they will.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2011 #12 of 691
    tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    203
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    To compare the draw of the Longhorns and the Big 12 to the Mountain West is a bit out of range. More like the Big Ten. I do not see this as an RSN at all. Not with the sway Texas holds and the fact that it will bring games of all sports of the entire conference (which is a bit weaker than it was just a year ago, but still a power conference).
     
  13. Jul 5, 2011 #13 of 691
    JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    4,567
    28
    Jul 21, 2008
    but will be in basic for all?

    Sports pack for all?

    Like a RSN basic for the Longhorn area and sports pack out side of it?
     
  14. Jul 5, 2011 #14 of 691
    Opusnbill7

    Opusnbill7 Mentor

    45
    0
    Aug 26, 2008
    I hope it's not in basic. I don't want my rates going up to pay for Texas' ego trip... RSN is fine or add it to the "sports package" for those who want it...
     
  15. Jul 5, 2011 #15 of 691
    tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    203
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Rates do not go up because of one channel. They will go up regardless.
     
  16. Jul 5, 2011 #16 of 691
    dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    4,747
    26
    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    If it wont be added as HD then not interested.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2011 #17 of 691
    tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    203
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    ???

    The Longhorn network would be insane to let it be added in SD only. Where did this thought come from?
     
  18. Jul 5, 2011 #18 of 691
    maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    2,828
    9
    Nov 1, 2010
    Texas is BIG. It has a spotbeam for the Dallas Area, one for the Houston Area, and one for San Antonio, which also includes - among others - Austin. There is also one pointed to the El Paso/Odessa region, and in the "northern block" of Texas where Amarillo is, it looks like it is covered by the Santa Fe, NM spot beam. None of the 5 spotbeams cover all of texas.

    (Source: http://satmaps.satelliteguys.us/)

    So to distribute this network to ALL of Texas, it will need to be added to 5 spot beams. That just doesn't make sense to me..... and is a waste of 5 spots that could also be used to expand the local stations that now aren't in HD yet, or to provide full locals in HD to areas that do not have them yet.

    This is a regional sports network, and belongs with all the other RSN's on a CONUS beam.
     
  19. Jul 5, 2011 #19 of 691
    dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    4,747
    26
    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    I know it would be insane....thats why i would want it HD.


    edit:
    cause i like conjecturing ?
     
  20. Jul 5, 2011 #20 of 691
    tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    203
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Why are you even conjecturing it would be in SD? I don't understand that.
     

Share This Page