As a "Big 12 fan" this should make you extremely happy.
With Dodds' exit, the Big 12 Conference no longer has to kowtow to the whim of one school and can finally create a conference beneficial to all members...maybe even reversing the horrible decision known as the Longhorn Network.
LHN is here to stay - 13 million homes & counting
Terms of the multi-year contract between Cox Communications and the Walt Disney Co., which owns ESPN, weren’t disclosed.
Cox Communications is a division of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, which is the parent company of the American-Statesman. It offers cable, Internet and phone services in a number of cities across the United States, including: Cleveland; Las Vegas; New Orleans; Omaha, Neb.; Roanoke, Va.; San Diego; Tucson, Ariz.; and Tulsa, Okla.
Cablevision, based in Bethpage, N.Y., is adding the Longhorn Network as part of a new, multi-year contract with the Walt Disney Co., which owns ESPN, the company that runs the Austin-based network.
Terms of the deal were not released.
The cable provider had 3.2 million subscribers as of June, according to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, primarily in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
AT&T and the Walt Disney Co. have signed a new contract that ensures U-verse customers will continue to have access to the Longhorn Network, as well as dozens of other popular cable channels.
U-verse, which added LHN in late August, is the nation’s seventh-largest cable provider with about 4.3 million subscribers, according to the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.