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When, where and how to watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament

When, where and how to watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament

The teams have been selected, the brackets are set, and the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament starts this week!

Games officially begin Tuesday with the First Four, and Thursday through Sunday brings the avalanche of hoops action known as the First and Second Rounds.

The Final Four is scheduled for April 1 (no foolin’), and a national champion will be crowned April 3. Here’s a full schedule of the games.

And below is a roundup of the different ways you can keep up with the action.

WATCH ON TV
All games will be broadcast on CBS and the Turner family of networks (TNT, TBS and TruTV), with CBS carrying the Final Four games and the national championship game.

Here’s where BendBroadband customers can find each of those channels:

CBS: Channels 6 and 606 HD (all tiers)
TBS: Channels 16 and 616 HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)
TNT: Channels 17 and 617 HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)
TruTV: Channels 142 and 742 HD (Essentials and Preferred tiers)

WATCH ONLINE
On the Internet, March Madness Live is the NCAA’s one-stop shop for streaming the games. All games broadcast on CBS are free to watch for anyone. Games on TBS, TNT and TruTV require customers with the Essentials or Preferred package to log in using their BendBroadband email addresses and passwords. However, everyone can enjoy a free trial that will allow you to watch for 3 hours.

The content can be viewed via desktop, iOS, Android and Windows phone and tablet apps. This year, the tournament will also be accessible via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and, for the first time, Amazon Alexa devices and Xbox.

Read more about all the viewing options for the tournament here and here.  This Lifehacker guide to streaming the games across all devices looks pretty helpful, too.

Now that you’ve got all that squared away … let the madness begin!

PBS Kids, TBS, TNT, more channel news

PBS Kids, TBS, TNT, more channel news

Families rejoice: BendBroadband is now carrying the PBS KIDS network on channel 93 in the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages! This new channel features high-quality PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including popular shows like “Sesame Street,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Dinosaur Train” and more. Previously, PBS KIDS… Continue Reading

Oscar-nominated movies coming On Demand

Oscar-nominated movies coming On Demand

If you are looking to catch up with this year’s most critically-acclaimed films, you’re in luck as BendBroadband is bringing a slew of Oscar-nominated films into your home. Best Picture nominees coming out soon include “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.” There is also Marvel’s blockbuster hit “Doctor Strange,” plus the romantic thriller… Continue Reading

Bend tops list in change score, housing market changes

The landscapes in some communities, especially in the Northwest, have changed dramatically over the last five years. Utilizing data from Zillow and AtoZDatabases, LendingTree looked at cities that have changed the most in recent years. LendingTree examined the cost of home ownership, rent values and changes in foreclosure rates to see where exactly in the… Continue Reading

Meal of the Year; BendBroadband co-sponsor

Meal of the Year;  BendBroadband co-sponsor

BendBroadband is a co-sponsor of the Meal of the Year program and awards a scholarship each year to an COCC student. In 2016, Carlos Vazquez was the recipient of the BendBroadband COCC Foundation Scholarship. When Carlos was awarded the Diversity Education Award, he was described “as one of those rare students who takes the time… Continue Reading

Webmail login change

Heads up, Bendbroadband Webmail users! The way you log in to your BendBroadband-provided webmail account has changed. Now when you click “Webmail” at the top of bendbroadband.com, you’ll automatically be taken to mybendbroadband.com to log in to your email. You can do that by clicking the “Email” tab at the top of the page: Once you’ve done… Continue Reading

Webmail login change

PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move

Kids and parents of kids, rejoice: BendBroadband is now carrying the PBS KIDS network on channel 93 in the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages! This new channel features high-quality PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including popular shows like “Sesame Street,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Dinosaur Train” and… Continue Reading

PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move
The Girl on the Train, Inferno, and MORE On Demand this month!

The Girl on the Train, Inferno, and MORE On Demand this month!

BendBroadband on Demand brings you some first-rate thrills and chills, including films from Hollywood superstars Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise. “Inferno” and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” are classic popcorn flicks – mega stars, top-notch production values and big thrills. If you’re looking for something a little deeper and darker, “The Girl on the Train” delivers… Continue Reading