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Bring on the March Madness!

Selection Sunday kicks off March 17 and herein begins the journey to find out who is the best team in college basketball. Throughout this 68-team, single-elimination tournament, there’s the excitement of the underdog victories and the agony of losing and going home earlier than planned.

The NCAA tournament starts with 68 hopeful teams. Competition whittles the finalists down to the Sweet 16, the Elite 8 and the Final 4. The Final 4 play two games over three days to conclude March Madness. The winner will be declared April 6 in Indianapolis.

All viewers can access all games on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV at All BendBroadband video customers can watch the CBS games for free. Essentials and Preferred tier customers can access games broadcast on TBS, TNT and TruTV using their BendBroadband email address and password. The content can be viewed via desktop, iOS, Android, and Windows 8 phone and tablet apps.

Live streaming of the games can be found at:

Desktop System Requirements:

·         An Adobe Flash Player with version 11 or higher (To see if you have the latest version go to

·         An Internet connection of 3.0Mbps or greater within the US

Web Browsers:

·         For Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or greater, or current Chrome

·         For Mac: Safari 4 or greater, or current Chrome

Here are the all-important dates for your calendars:

As in previous years, the games will be broadcast on KBNZ-CBS and the Turner Sports Networks (TNT, TBS and TruTV), with TBS carrying the Final Four games.

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)

Enjoy the madness of March!

Our channel line-up gives details of all our cable channels, and bendbroadband2go content.

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