That's ridiculous. Texas and ESPN made their bed and they can lie in it, but Texas fans are the ones getting screwed here. From what I understand with the new Big 12 TV deal, Texas may be able to park a conference game this year on the LHN meaning that a third of their games are LHN exclusive.
At this point, I can't imagine The University exercising an option to slip yet another game onto LHN, at least until the distribution issues are resolved. One thing to remember, UT is only providing the product. Disney is the one playing hard-to-get in the marketing department. Hell, even the bleedin' university president can't get it at his
As for AT&T not being able to sell it to commercial establishments, I don't think anyone's quite figured out what happened there yet. All I know is that those folks I know at The University are getting more and more pissed all the time. Methinks ESPN made some promises as to carriage that its overlords at Disney are not allowing it to keep.
UT didn't agree to this thing just for the money....it wanted the exposure
as well. And it's not getting that.
Edited by mnassour, 09 September 2012 - 03:07 PM.