New Time Warner Cable Video-on-Demand channel to feature Longhorn Sports 24/7
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas and Time Warner Cable held a joint news conference on Tuesday to announce the launch of Bevo-D, a new video-on-demand channel that will exclusively feature Longhorn Sports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel is available to Time Warner Cable Digital subscribers and will include Longhorn Sports Center, coaches’ films, classic games, annual highlights, exclusive interviews and more. New shows will be added each week.
The channel goes on air on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Further details are in the "frequently asked questions" section which follows.
"We are delighted to be able to provide Longhorn fans with 24/7 programming," Chris Plonsky, UT Women’s Athletic Director, said. "Bevo-D will give our fans the opportunity to see many different UT sports teams in action throughout the year, from women’s basketball to soccer to swimming."
"Time Warner Cable is so proud to partner with The University on this great new service," Tom Kinney, president of Time Warner Cable–Austin Division, said. "We are thrilled to be able to provide Bevo-D to the tremendous community of Longhorn fans throughout Central Texas."
The service can be ordered by calling Time Warner Cable customer service at 512-485-5555. The cost is $3.95 per month in addition to fees subscribers pay for their digital service. Bevo-D is available exclusively on Time Warner Cable Digital Cable channel 1122.
Bevo-D Frequently Asked Questions and Important Facts
Is Bevo-D exclusive to Time Warner Cable?
How do I sign up for Bevo-D to enhance my Time Warner Cable subscription?
Which sports are included?
How did this idea come about?
Is this project designed as a fund-raiser for The University?
Which classic games will be shown?
Tues, Aug 24 - Texas at Penn State Sept 8, 1990
Tues, Aug 24 - Cotton Bowl Texas – Alabama Jan 1, 1982
Mon, Sep 6 - Cotton Bowl Texas- LSU Jan 1, 2003
Mon, Sep 13 - Cotton Bowl Texas- Notre Dame Jan 2, 1978
Mon, Sep 20 - Virginia at Texas Oct 21, 1995
Mon, Sep 27 - Cotton Bowl Texas - Mississippi State Jan 1, 1999
Press Conference Quotes
"The concept of a video-on-demand channel for Longhorns sports has probably been a year and a half in the making. But, it couldn't happen unless the moon and the stars are aligned. It starts with Mack Brown, who since 1998 has transformed Texas athletics and especially Longhorns football. He has united the great force that is The University of Texas and energized our fans to create some of the most passionate followers of college athletics in America.
Also, I have to recognize Tom Kinney, who had a great vision as to what Time Warner could bring to the University of Texas, the Austin community and central Texas.
This partnership wouldn't have been possible without the help of the best Athletics' Director in the country, DeLoss Dodds, who allows us to be creative in our approach. We like to push the envelope at Texas. Our administration gives us the blessing to try new things and get out on the edge. Thus, we try to do that while always representing our University with class. We believe that this partnership with Time Warner will result in that."
"I'm happy to be here today and talk about a great venture with Time Warner. The people of Texas have a passion for this university. They also have a passion for sports. Bevo-D is another opportunity for Texas fans to go into depth into the present and past of Texas sports. Speaking for our football program, the ability to have our games, and coaches shows on Bevo-D is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the young men in our program. We like to personalize who we are, and that's why the football coaches show features our student-athletes. In addition, what a thrill it will be for a letterman, or a grandfather, to be able to turn to Bevo-D and have his family watch video of him playing in college! We at The University of Texas like to be leaders in all we do; I see endless positive possibilities in what this venture with Time-Warner will bring."
"Time Warner Cable-Austin is extremely proud of our longtime relationship with The University of Texas. DeLoss and Chris, thank you for allowing us to be a partner for one of the greatest universities in the United States. We are also the cable provider for The University, as thousands of students watch television in their dorms on Time Warner Cable.
We realized late last year that it was time to take this partnership to another level, a level that is unprecedented in the state, unprecedented across the nation, actually. As a BIG football fan myself, I knew how much fans would love watching classic Longhorn games on demand. These games have not been readily available for years. It's especially exciting to showcase sports that many fans just don't get the opportunity to see, from women's basketball to softball to soccer. I'll be right there watching along with all of the Longhorn fans!"