Well, today at noon it is March Madness time and it is a dream for streaming video fans everywhere. It is the 8th year that CBS and Turner Sports have been partners, once again they will air all 67 games of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
They will stream those game over 16 different outlets giving fans plenty of options to see the games wherever they want.
On TV, your computer, tablet, smartphone the folks at Turner Sports have every option covered. This week on Stream On we do a deep dive into how the streaming is going to take place as well as where to find all of the games.
My guest is Hania Poole who is the Vice President and General Manager of NCAA Digital. She is one of the key people overseeing the entire streaming operation. She is in charge of leading the teams responsible for content, operations, and product development for the business, including NCAA.com, the NCAA Sports App, live coverage for all NCAA Championships and the management of Turner’s award-winning NCAA March Madness Live.
We know that the games will be airing live on CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV. Now be sure to download the NCAA March Madness app it really is the most important one to have. At the same time make sure you have the TNT, TBS, truTV and for good measure, I suggest you use the CBS All Access app as well it is worth the money.
As you know all of the about apps with exception of the CBS All Access app require pay TV subscription verification log in information. If you don’t have one I suggest you do trial with HULU LIVE, YOUTUBE LIVE, DIRECTV NOW, SONY PLAYSTATION VUE, SLING TV or try an IPTV alternative which is a good option through BOOM MEDIA.
Here is the lineup for the first week of the tournament.
|NCAA First Four – Tuesday, March 13
|6:40 p.m.||truTV||Dayton I||(16) LIU Brooklyn vs. (16) Radford||Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude|
|After conc. I||truTV||Dayton II||(11) St. Bonaventure vs. (11) UCLA||Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude|
NCAA First Four – Wednesday, March 14
|6:40 p.m.||truTV||Dayton I||(16) N.C. Central vs. (16) Texas Southern||Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce|
|After conc. I||truTV||Dayton II||(11) Arizona St. vs. (11) Syracuse||Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce|
First Round Games – ThursdayAfternoon, March 15 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)
|12:15 p.m.||CBS||Pittsburgh I||(10) Oklahoma vs. (7) Rhode Island||Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson|
|12:40 p.m.||truTV||Dallas I||(14) Wright St. vs. (3) Tennessee||Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude|
|1:30 p.m.||TNT||Boise I||(13) UNCG vs. (4) Gonzaga||Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lisa Byington|
|2 p.m.||TBS||Wichita I||(16) Penn vs. (1) Kansas||Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn|
|After conc. I|