Kansas State officials will launch a high-definition, digital, school network on Aug. 30, called K-StateHD.TV. The network will be available online and will be the carrier for the Wildcats’ Sept. 3 season opener against Eastern Kentucky, school officials announced today.
Although the K-State network will not be backed by a rights fee from a major TV network like ESPN’s partnership with Texas’ Longhorn Network, it will serve a similar purpose as LHN in efforts to brand its school on a “world-wide” basis, said K-State president Kirk Schulz.
Much of the on-demand programming will be free but there will be a charge for live athletic events and other premium content. The cost for all-access users is $9.95 per month or $79.95 per year. For information, visit www.k-statehd.tv.
_ Jimmy Burch