Watch the Battle of the Brackets this March without Cable
It’s that time of year again! Brackets, not baseball, mark the approach of spring for millions of sports enthusiasts. For four weeks college basketball will consume our lives as we watch dramatic upsets, Cinderella stories, and nail-biting action. If following more than 60 teams over a month-long tournament wasn’t difficult enough, nearly 70% of the games are aired on cable channels.
The official tipoff of the tournament starts Sunday, March 12th with the announcement of the teams, and games will be aired across four networks: CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.
- First Four: March 14-15
- First Round: March 16-17
- Second Round: March 18-19
- Third Round: March 23-24
- Fourth Round: March 25-26
- Final Round: April 1
- Championship Game: April 3
How to Watch
If you’ve ditched your cable provider, there are several ways you can catch all the action in high quality and with no buffering when streaming with New York’s fastest Internet service provider.
The easiest and only free way to watch the games is with a good antenna that can capture your local CBS affiliate over the air. If you can’t access CBS over the air, you can always consider subscribing to Paramount+, which includes ViacomCBS brands.
Much of the tournament will be broadcasted on three Turner Sports networks—TBS, TNT, and TruTV—as in previous years, with the flagship station hosting most of the action. Sling TV is your go-to provider for all things Turner. Sling TV offers a blue and orange package that each starts at $40 per month, or you can purchase both packages for a deal of $55 per month. Sling also offers a deal on your subscription if you are a new user.
DirectTV’s streaming service offers many of the same channels as SlingTV. Its basic Entertainment package will give you more than 75 channels—including TBS, TNT, and TruTV—for $74.99 per month.
Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV both offer CBS, TBS, TNT, TruTV for a flat fee which means you can catch every basket! Hulu + Live TV is $69.99/month with no hidden fees and gets you access to 85+ top Live and On-Demand TV channels including sports. YouTube TV is available at $64.99/month. When using YouTube TV, you have access to 100+ channels of entertainment, news, live sports, & more.
You can also experience the action on Fubo TV for $74.99/month with a free 7-day trial. Like other streaming services, the first 7-days are free. If you plan on streaming on Fubo TV, you can watch the tournament on CBS.
The possibilities for live sports streaming have never been better, so don’t let cutting the cord cause you to miss a minute of the tournament. With tools available like MyBundle.TV making the switch to streaming is easier than ever. With MyBundle.TV you can customize your bundle to only include what you watch.
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