ESPN's Longhorn Network launches on Dish; Nielsen to up its sample audiences

More cable industry news from across the Web:

> ESPN's Longhorn Network, a 24-hour channel devoted to University of Texas sports, launched Wednesday on Dish Network channel 407. Subscribers of the satellite service's America's top 120+ and higher packages nationwide get the channel. Story.

> Nagra, the digital TV arm of the Kudeiski Group, has announced that it will provide its MediaLive multiscreen video solution to one of Mexico's biggest cable operators, Telecable, as it seeks to establish the first Latin American TV Everywhere services. Story.

> Rovi Corp. has announced a new metadata service to the upcoming World Cup, which supplies text and image details on players, teams and games. Story

> Nielsen says it will increase the size of its sample audience for TV ratings. Story.

> Hulu is in talks with Sony Pictures Television about producing a sixth season of the just-cancelled NBC comedy "Community." Story.

And finally... The entire cable news spectrum suffered through a particularly tough ratings month in May, led by CNN enduring its worst ever performance in the 9 p.m. hour. Story.