Scheduled to launch in September 2011, the network will offer a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from numerous sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings.
The deal is worth $300 million over 20 years. Orangebloods.com was the first to break the news on the yet-to-be-named network last November.
“This network is a testament to the school’s remarkable, tradition-rich success and widespread, devoted fan base,” ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer said. “We are excited to work with Texas as well as IMG on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to create a dynamic new home – both through television and broadband outlets — for all things UT, 365 days a year.”
- Reporter Departs CNN with Pencils, Pads, First Aid Kit and One Regret: 'There Are Far Too Few Redheads on CNN'
- Chelsea Clinton Leaving NBC News
- Betsy Fischer Martin Leaving NBC News
- Bill Wolff Named EP of 'The View;' Brian Balthazar Joining ABC Show as co-EP