Longhorn Network launches on DirecTV Wednesday

DirecTV-subscribing college sports fans on the West Coast can't watch the Pac-12 Network, but they can watch University of Texas games on the Longhorn Network.

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) confirmed Tuesday that it's set to launch the U of T-focused regional sports network on Wednesday, placing it on channel 677.

Also part of DirecTV's recent broad-reaching program licensing deal with Disney, Latino-focused entertainment channel Fusion will launch on channel 342.

DirecTV and Disney announced their latest agreement in December, highlighting it with the long-anticipated inclusion of Disney TV Everywhere services like WatchESPN on the satellite service.

However, according to Tuesday's announcement, the multiscreen services will not be available to DirecTV customers until "late February or early March."

With the inclusion of the Longhorn Network, DirecTV carries every major college-themed RSN except the Pac-12 Network.

For more:
- read this DirecTV press release
- read this TV Predictions post
- read this other DirecTV press release

Related links:
DirecTV completes deal with Disney for broad ESPN TV Everywhere access
With DirecTV, Suddenlink deals, SEC Network's reach on par with Big Ten Network
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