Kansas vs. Texas, a Big 12 intra-conference matchup slated for October 29, will air on Longhorn Network. The new 24/7 University of Texas network which will televise the Longhorns’ home opener against Rice University, Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., will provide surround coverage leading into both games.
Longhorn Network will be the exclusive national distributor for the matchup with the exception of in the state of Kansas where the game will also be televised on select over-the-air stations to be determined at a later date. Kansas and Texas have met just 10 times since 1901. The Longhorns lead the series 8-2 heading into this season.
This game is approved by Commissioner Dan Beebe based upon the approval process that the Big 12 Board of Directors determined last month. ABC will maintain first selection for the Big 12 games on October 29. This ensures that all Big 12 games that day will be distributed by national carriers.
Longhorn Network is available nationwide on Verizon FiOS TV and within Texas on Grande Communications, Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision. Longhorn Network will be available online at LonghornNetwork.com, on tablets and on smartphones to fans with an affiliated video subscription in the near future.
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to all things University of Texas in partnership with UT and IMG College which has the exclusive right to sell advertising. Longhorn Network, launched August 26, 2011, offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 varsity UT sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings. Additionally, the LonghornNetwork.com broadband companion to the TV network will offer extensive content.