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Watching UT-Kansas This Weekend? Good Luck.

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U.T. hosts Kansas this weekend in college football. But watching it on TV won't be an option for many Austinites. Time Warner Cable and ESPN continue to negotiate over the Longhorn Network.

CORRECTION: does not carry live sporting events, as reported earlier.

Watching this weekend's Texas-Kansas football game won't be easy, if you're not at the stadium Saturday night.

The game will be televised on the Longhorn Network. That cable channel, a joint venture between U.T. and ESPN, is still not available to subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Austin's largest cable provider.

"We have to reach an agreement with the programmer, and in this case it's ESPN,"  said Ryan Kelly, Time Warner media relations manager for Central Texas, in a prepared statement. "We have had discussions with ESPN about the Longhorn Network, but there are no further updates to report at this time."

The network is available to subscribers of Grande Communications cable, which serves parts of Austin and San Marcos.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.
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