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AUSTIN, TX, August 30, 2012 - Just in time for college football season, Grande Communications has launched live online access to Longhorn Network - the 24/7 channel devoted to University of Texas athletics and academics as well as cultural programming from in and around the greater Austin community.

Grande customers who receive Longhorn Network as part of their video subscription service will be able to enjoy the network’s exclusive live events and content on their laptops or personal computers - at home or away - using any broadband connection. Grande customers can use their usernames and passwords to access content at

"Like the Longhorns, Grande is all about Texas," says Grande CEO Matt Murphy. "Grande is one of the first providers to carry Longhorn Network. With the launch of Longhorn Network Online, our customers now have unprecedented access to their favorite University of Texas sports team no matter where they are."

David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks added, "Grande is delivering added value to their customers by providing fans access to Longhorn Network’s must-have programming around-the-clock from the convenience of a PC."

Programming highlights include the University of Texas season opener against Wyoming on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. CT and the Texas vs. New Mexico game the following Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. as well as original programming like Longhorn Extra, Game Plan with Mack Brown, Texas All-Access, Texas GameDay and Texas GameDay Final.

About Longhorn Network
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to the University of Texas in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network will offer a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings. Additionally, the broadband companion to the TV network will offer extensive content, particularly live games not carried on the linear TV network due to scheduling conflicts.

About Grande Communications
Grande Communications is a Texas-based broadband communications company that offers a full suite of Internet, TV and Phone services for residential and business customers through its state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hybrid fiber-optic network. Since its launch ten years ago, Grande has offered Texans a real choice in entertainment and communications providers plus outstanding local customer and technical support. Grande proudly serves the following communities: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Waco.


Media Contacts:
ESPN - Kristen Hudak - 646-547-5778 -
Grande Communication - Elaine Garza - 512.382.9017 -

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