Per Sports Business Daily----ESPN is asking for $ .40 per month per subscriber in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico. No mention of what they are asking outside this area.
Also, the Longhorn Network will have 2 live exclusive UT football games this year.
Only two football games will be a problem. In addition, they are only airing 8 men's basketball games. I'm not sure the telco companies will have a ton of interest in this. I don't know how fair it is to compare this to BTN or The Mtn. Those channels are airing top games week after week during football and basketball season. Longhorn Network won't be. It's largely re-airs, Olympic sports and magazine style shows. It might gain legs in Texas, but I really wonder if the satellite companies will have much interest in this for national carriage.