Time Warner Cable's Jayhawk Television Set For Debut With KU Men's Basketball
Tonight's Univ. of Kansas men's basketball exhibition game will be "the first of six games on the new Jayhawk Television Network," according to Blair Kerkhoff of the K.C. STAR. Officially, the new station is called "the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, and that name brings it in line with Time Warner sports channels throughout the nation." The network is "only available to Time Warner and Comcast cable subscribers." In addition to the six basketball games, the Jayhawk Television Network will air Saturday's KU-Texas football game and "other KU programming throughout the year." Reaction to the net "has ramped up because of the anticipation of a successful basketball season and the number of games involved." Neither the football game nor the six basketball games "will be available on Dish Network, DirecTV or cable providers" in the K.C. market. KU Associate AD/External Affairs Jim Marchiony said, "It's not over the air, and that’s something we did not take lightly. There were people who weren't going to like it" (K.C. STAR, 10/29).