2013 August

Add Online Safety to Back to School Checklist

The end of August means the end of summer vacation and back to school for kids across the state. And while the back to school checklist includes supplies, backpacks and other gear, it is important for parents to add an online safety review to their seasonal to-do list.

Charter Expands Longhorn Network Access for Texas Customers

With channel additions in multiple cities and new online access, Charter is giving the eyes of Texas more ways than ever to enjoy University of Texas Longhorn sports. Beginning Aug. 27, Charter customers in three Texas communities – Duncanville, Rockwall and Spring – will find the Longhorn Network (LHN) in standard definition (SD) on channel 299 and high definition (HD) on channel 801 of their Charter channel lineup.

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The Rising Cost of Sports Programming

The average market, sports channels such as ESPN and regional sports networks account for 19.5% of fees paid by cable and satellite operators, according to media-research firm SNL Kagan. Some industry veterans contend the rising cost of sports programming is throwing the entire TV ecosystem out of whack.