Norte Dame Network Coming Soon
The Lornghorn Network is coming August 26th. BYU’s network is . The Big Ten Network and the the Pac 12 Networks are coming… you can expect to see the both of thems in 2012. And now also throwing their hat into the “fck everybody we’re making our own network” is Notre Dame. Surprised? No. They already don’t belong to a conference… so this is the next logical step, right?
But if you’re a Fighting Irish fan and looking forward to seeing them 24/7 don’t get too anxious.
Athletics director Jack Swarbrick confirmed the plans during an interview with the South Bend Tribune and WSBT radio.
“There will be a Notre Dame Network, but people sort of envision that in traditional terms of something dramatic and new,” Swarbrick said. “You’ll sort of grow into it as you produce more and more digital programming and distribute it more broadly, and we’re committed to that.”
“What is central to our ability to really build out of a viable network is the increased delivery of broadband video to homes. Texas is a cable platform, because they have dense geography. Ours is the inverse of that. We have fans everywhere – not a huge concentration in one cable market. And so we’re going to be really well-positioned, as technology advances here, and we’re spending our time now building our digital programming.”
So yeah it sounds like they’re gong to be taking their sweet time developing their network and that it’s going to be mostly digital a la espn3.com. But hey on the good side… at least you’re going to be able to watch Notre Dame sports on your ipad.