After many reported sightings of the elusive Longhorn Network Friday, ESPN has finally confirmed AT&T U-Verse customers will be receive the channel in time for this weekend’s game.
ESPN released a statement Friday morning annoucing the deal, which will be available on channe 609 and 1609 HD. A BurntOrange.com post earlier this week reported that the AT&T U-Verse had picked up LHN in time for Saturday’s game against the University of Wyoming. Reports AT&T U-Verse launched LHN overnight have surfaced this morning. UT President William Powers Jr. confirmed the deal on Facebook and said U-Verse customers will have to reboot the box to watch the network.
Many AT&T U-Verse customers sent screenshots of channel 1609 to The Daily Texan on Twitter, which is currently airing the sports analysis show “Longhorn Extra,” although some customers have reported not getting the channel.
Central Texas cable provider Grande Communications, which covers about 25 percent of Austin, is currently the one of the only providers that offers the network in the city. The channel is also offered nationwide by Verizon FiOS. AT&T boasted almost 6 million customers in a January statement.
Additional reporting by Joshua Fetcher.