Verizon is making a live online simulcast of the Longhorn Network available to FiOS TV customers nationwide.
The telco is the first provider to rollout the online broadband companion of the Longhorn Network.
FiOS TV customers who receive Longhorn Network, the 24/7 channel showcasing athletics and other activities at the University of Texas, as part of their video subscription service, they will be able to watch the live events and other content on their laptops or personal computers - at home or away - using any broadband connection. Using their Verizon Online user names and passwords, FiOS customers can access a live stream of the network online at either www.verizon.com/fiostvonline or LonghornNetwork.com.
"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, in a statement. "This enhancement builds on Verizon's commitment to bring the best in sports and entertainment and overall video content to our customers."
David Preschlack, executive vice president, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, noted: "With this launch, Verizon FiOS customers will be able to watch UT content from the convenience of their PC. It's a great new way for students, alumni and UT fans everywhere to access Longhorn Network around-the-clock."
Verizon FiOS and Longhorn Network expect to extend online streaming to tablets and smartphones sometime next year, according to the parties.
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