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Two weeks from scheduled debut, Longhorn Network still searching for carrier

“As launch date nears, Longhorn Network is still looking for carrier

If a television network launches and no one can watch it, does it make a sound?

That’s the philosophical question of the day. The Longhorn Network is scheduled to launch in less than two weeks, and not a single cable, satellite or telecom carrier in the state has signed on.

Can LHN launch as scheduled on Aug. 26 if no one can watch it?

Let’s begin by saying it is likely that some carrier will add the network to its buffet menu of offerings before launch. Two weeks is an eternity in the game of chicken that ESPN and the University of Texas are playing with the likes of Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and AT&T.”

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