Since I dedicated an entire blog entry to the Longhorn Network I figure I’d provide updates. I mentioned in that entry that the Longhorn Network had not signed any deals to actually be carried on the air. Sports Business Journal reported that the Longhorn Network is getting close to locking up deals with Verizon and a few minor carriers in Texas. SBJ is subscription only so I will refer you to this article from CollegeFootballTalk.com.
I didn’t think the Longhorn Network would go with out a carrier, but I’m interested to see what major carriers like DirectTV, Dish Network, and Time Warner have to say about it. You can bet they won’t get into a situation where they will have to raise their rates on all customers to satisfy the needs of a rabid fan base. But we’ll see.