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NCAA Tip Times Announced for Regional Finals on Saturday, March 25 on TBS

Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip times and commentator teams for the Regional Finals of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 25, on TBS and via NCAA March Madness Live.  Gonzaga will take on Arizona/Xavier in the first game at 6:09 p.m. ET, followed by Kansas playing Oregon at 8:49 p.m.  The Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off pregame show will begin the day’s action at 5 p.m. with host Greg Gumbel and analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith.

Virginia Tech Head Coach Buzz Williams to Join NCAA Tournament Coverage as Guest Studio Analyst

CBS Sports and Turner Sports have added Virginia Tech Head Coach Buzz Williams as a guest studio analyst for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship airing across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.  Williams will join the Atlanta studio team alongside host Ernie Johnson and analysts Brendan Haywood and Seth Davis for Regional Semifinals coverage on Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24.

2017 NCAA Tournament is Most-Watched in 24 Years Across Television Through First Sunday, Plus Record-Setting Digital Consumption

Sunday’s Coverage across TBS, CBS, TNT & truTV Averages 11.9 Million Viewers, Up +34% over 2016

March Madness Live Generates All-Time Record 69.1 Million Live Streams to Date, an Increase of +24% from Last Year

Tip Times and Commentator Teams Announced for Regional Semifinals on Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24

CBS Sports and Turner Sports announce tip times and commentator teams for the Regional Semifinals of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24 (7 p.m.-Midnight, ET, both days), with all remaining games available in their entirety across TBS and CBS, in addition to NCAA March Madness Live.  Exclusive live coverage will begin on TBS both days with Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off at 6 p.m. and will conclude with Inside March Madness presented by Buick following the network’s second game.

2017 NCAA Tournament Second Round Tip Times for Sunday, March 19

Exclusive Second Round Coverage Begins Saturday, March 18

Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip times and matchups for Second Round coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Sunday, March 19 (Noon-Midnight ET), with all games available in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live. Exclusive live game coverage will continue with the start of Second Round action on Saturday, March 18, beginning at Noon.

Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ Coverage of 2017 NCAA Tournament Delivers Third Highest-Rated First Thursday Since 1991

First Full Thursday of NCAA Tournament Coverage Averages 5.9 HH Rating
Across TBS, CBS, TNT & truTV, Up 5% Over 2016

NCAA March Madness Live Generates 29 Million Live Video Starts for First Thursday,
Up 19%, Along with All-Time Record for Concurrent Streams

2017 NCAA Tournament Second Round Tip Times for Saturday, March 18

Exclusive First Round Coverage Continues Friday, March 17

CBS Sports and Turner Sports announce tip times and matchups for Second Round coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 18 (Noon-Midnight ET), with all games available in their entirety across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live.  Exclusive live coverage will continue with First Round action on Friday, March 17, beginning at Noon.

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NCAA Final Four Innovation Summit

At the second annual NCAA Final Four Innovation Summit, hosted by Turner Sports and the NCAA, in North Texas (l-r): Lenny Daniels, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Turner Sports; Pierre-Jean Cubt, co-founder and CEO of Echo Labs, Stanford University student innovator; Shree Bose, Harvard college student innovator;  David Levy, president, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Eden Full, Harvard college student innovator, developer of Sun Saulter; Elad Ferber, co-founder and chief of technology of Echo Labs, Stanford University student innovator; Ashley Johnston, Union Colleg

NCAA Final Four Innovation Summit

At the second annual NCAA Final Four Innovation Summit, hosted by  Turner Sports and the NCAA, in North Texas (l-r): Lenny Daniels,  executive vice president and chief operating officer, Turner Sports; Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO, Under Armour;  David Levy, president, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Matt Hong, senior vice president and general manager of sports operations, Turner Sports

TBS to Televise Final Four National Semifinals for First Time

Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide exclusive coverage of the 2014 Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four and National Championship from North Texas with Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin competing for college basketball’s top honor.  TBS will televise the National Semifinal games on Saturday, April 5, with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. ET, marking the first time in the 76-year history of the event the games will air on a cable network. The network will televise three hours of pre-game coverage beginning at 3 p.m.

NCAA March Madness Live

NCAA March Madness Live to Provide Fans Portable Access to More than 150 Hours of Live Streaming of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

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