Press Release

Posted by Gracie Blackburn on December 19, 2013

Longhorn Network’s Expanded Valero Alamo Bowl Coverage Features Split-Screen Viewing Experience

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Best-of Coach Mack Brown Bowl games marathon and Texas GameDay live from San Antonio set for LHN 

Longhorn Network is offering Texas fans wall-to-wall coverage surrounding this year’s Valero Alamo Bowl matchup of Texas vs. Oregon on Monday, Dec. 30, from San Antonio, Texas. As an additive to ESPN’s telecast of the game at 6:45 p.m. ET, LHN will offer Valero Alamo Bowl Command Center, a second viewing option for fans, showcasing a split-screen of the ESPN simulcast on the left half and immediate replays of every play on the right side.  Lower portions of the screen will feature detailed game stats and pop-up coverage devoted entirely to head coach Mack Brown and Mark Helfrich reactions throughout the game.

“We spent a great deal of time accessing what is going to be an additive for Texas fans to complement the ESPN telecast,” said coordinating producer Pat Lowry. “With Oregon’s up-tempo offense there are fewer opportunities for immediate replays, which has become a huge part of the at-home viewing experience, and the split-screen gives us the ability to provide that service to sports fans without missing a single play.” LHN split-screen for Alamo

LHN continues to seek innovative enhancements to the viewing experience and previously offered a different second screen experience to last year’s telecast of Alamo Bowl, showcasing a continual feed of ESPN’s Sky Cam and adding Texas color analysis. The network also implemented a “Director’s Chair” view for the BYU game on September 7 this year.

“During the Director’s Chair broadcast of the BYU game, fans were able to see unique sideline views, including a Mack Brown feed throughout the game and a rare opportunity to see every reaction. As Coach Brown’s last Texas bowl game appearance we think viewers will be equally entranced with the coaching camera feeds,” said Lowry.

LHN Bowl Programming

In addition to the game enhancements, LHN will provide extensive studio show coverage before and following the Alamo Bowl. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 9 p.m., LHN will air Longhorn Extra Bowl Preview Special presented by WinStar World Resorts. The show will include previews from Kevin Dunn, Dan Neil, David Thomas and Sean Adams and take a look back at departing coach Brown’s biggest bowl games and how his resignation will affect the Valero Alamo Bowl. The special will also explore the developing rivalry with Oregon as the two schools have met in significant matches across several sports in recent years.

LHN will air on tape delay the Alamo Bowl head coaches’ press conference on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2:30 p.m. and run a marathon of Texas bowl games throughout the day, beginning at 8 a.m.

Time (ET)

Game

8 a.m.2001 Holiday Bowl: Washington vs. Texas
10 a.m.2005 Rose Bowl: Michigan vs. Texas
Noon2006 Rose Bowl: USC vs. Texas
3 p.m.2006 Alamo Bowl: Iowa vs. Texas
5 p.m.2007 Holiday Bowl: Arizona State vs. Texas
7 p.m.2009 Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Texas
9:30 p.m.2012 Alamo Bowl: Oregon State vs. Texas

On Alamo Bowl game day, LHN will provide a full slate of program offerings to round out UT fans’ Alamo Bowl experience.  Texas GameDay will air live from the Alamodome field in San Antonio, Texas, and feature LHN’s Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, David Greene, Ricky Williams and Kaylee Hartung. The show will offer analysis and coverage prior to kickoff, during halftime, and following the game.

Texas Gameday Final powered by Chevy Silverado will break down the game upon conclusion including Coach Brown’s last post-game press conference.

Longhorn Network programming in conjunction with the game (schedule subject to change):

Date

Time (ET)

Program

Mon, Dec 304 p.m.Texas GameDay presented by WinStar World Resorts (Alamodome)
6:45 p.m.Valero Alamo Bowl Multicast Replay Net
11:15 p.m.Texas Gameday Final Powered by Chevy Silverado (Alamodome)
Wed, Jan 19 p.m.Texas Football Overdrive: Alamo Bowl
Fri, Jan 39 p.m.Texas Football All Access

WHERE TO WATCH

Longhorn Network is available on AT&T U-verse TV, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV, Grande Communications, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Google Fiber (in Kansas City), Consolidated Communications, En-Touch Systems, E-Tex Communications, Bay City Cablevision, Mid-Coast Cablevision and Texas Mid-Gulf Cablevision. Longhorn Network is now available online to Verizon FiOS, Grande Communications, Cox Communications, Charter Communications and AT&T U-verse TV subscribers at LonghornNetwork.com. It is also available on tablets and on smartphones to fans with an affiliated video subscription, and online and through the app at no cost to U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

ABOUT LHN

ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 175 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings.

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