Verizon FiOS, Longhorn Network Launch New Online Service

Verizon has launched a live online simulcast of the Longhorn Network – the 24/7 channel devoted to athletic programming and related activities at the University of Texas – and is making it available to Verizon FiOS TV customers across the country. Verizon FiOS is the first provider to launch the online broadband companion of the Longhorn Network.

“No question, Texas Longhorn fans are some of the most enthusiastic in college sports, and we’re providing another option to catch the latest developments on the field – anywhere, anytime,’’ said Terry Denson, vice president, global strategy for Verizon. “This enhancement builds on Verizon’s commitment to bring the best in sports and entertainment and overall video content to our customers.”

FiOS TV customers who receive Longhorn Network as part of their video subscription service will be able to access the network’s exclusive live events and content on their laptops or PCs through any broadband connection. Using their Verizon Online user names and passwords, FiOS customers can access a live stream of the network online at either or

“With this launch, Verizon FiOS customers will be able to watch UT content from the convenience of their PC,” said David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks. “It’s a great new way for students, alumni and UT fans everywhere to access Longhorn Network around-the-clock.”

Upcoming programming highlights include a robust slate of men’s and women’s basketball games, the nationally ranked women’s volleyball program, and content-rich studio and original programming such as “Longhorn Extra,” “Game Plan with Mack Brown,” “Texas All-Access,” as well as “Texas GameDay” and “Texas GameDay Final.” Verizon FiOS and Longhorn Network expect to extend online streaming to tablets and smartphones sometime next year.

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