DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T U-verse and ESPN today announced the launch of live online and iOS app access to Longhorn Network – the 24/7 channel devoted to University of Texas athletics and academics as well as cultural programming from in and around the greater Austin community.
AT&T U-verse customers who receive Longhorn Network as part of their video subscription service will be able to enjoy the network's exclusive live events and content on their computers, iPhones or iPod touches – at home or on the go. Customers will be prompted to provide their AT&T U-verse member IDs and passwords to access live content online at LonghornNetwork.com and on iPhone and iPod touch via the Longhorn Network app, available free to download in the App Store.
"We are excited to offer our AT&T U-verse customers access to Longhorn Network virtually wherever – and whenever – they like, on the screen that they choose," said Aaron Slator, President of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T.
David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, added, "Together with AT&T U-verse, we are serving University of Texas sports fans and adding value to customers' subscriptions by delivering access to Longhorn Network's must-have programming anytime, virtually anywhere in time for all the action and excitement of college football."
Programming highlights include three UT home football games including the season opener against New Mexico State on Aug. 31, Ole Miss on Sept. 14 and Kansas on Nov. 2, plus exclusive pre- and post-game coverage of all Texas football games in Texas GameDay and Texas GameDay Final.
Longhorn Network also provides unprecedented access to the football team with Texas All Access. Live event coverage of men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, rowing, track and field and golf, as well as select NCAA events featuring Texas round out the robust program schedule.
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About Longhorn Network ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings. Longhorn Network is available in the U-verse 200 package and above on Channel 609/1609 in HD.†
† Subject to geographical restrictions.
SOURCE AT&T Inc.