Ladies and gentlemen, I have some outstanding news for you if you live in the Lexington or Louisville areas. Insight will announce today that they have reached an agreement with ESPN and Disney and will show the UK – U of L football game on basic cable in Lexington and Louisville next weekend. Many fans from both sides of the fence have expressed their concern over having to upgrade their cable package to see the Governor’s Cup game, and Insight clearly has their ear to the streets and their eyes on the KSR comments section…..and an unpaid bill from 2005 in the name of “Thomas Beisner”, which I take no accountability for.
Here’s the email they sent to us today explaining all the details:
I wanted your KSR readers to be the first to know that Insight has arranged with ESPN to make the UK/UofL game on September 19 available to all of our customers in Louisville and Lexington, regardless of whether or not their current programming package includes ESPNU.
After learning several weeks ago that the game was scheduled to air on ESPNU, we initiated discussions with ESPN and Disney to request an exception for this game and we’re very appreciative that they have provided it.
In Louisville, analog customers will see the game on channel 11 and digital customers will see the game on channels 514 (standard definition) and 922 (high definition). In Lexington, analog customers will see the game on channel 6 and digital customers will see the game on channels 514 (standard definition) and 922 (high definition).
As we move forward into football and basketball seasons, it is unlikely that we will be able to work out this arrangement for future games. That’s why we would encourage UK fans to add the 50-channel Digital Standard package for just $10 per month. That will ensure they don’t miss any of the Cats on ESPNU.
More details should be available soon at Insight CEO Michael Willner’s blog, www.MichaelsInsight.com.
So, great news for all of you Wildcat basic cable subscribers, who can now watch the final nail in the Kragthorpe coffin without having to cancel your CoachCal.com subscription to pay for it. And, a big tip of the hat to Insight for thinking outside of the box and making their customers happy.