Promo for free March Madness streaming

Submitted by zxcvbn on March 2nd, 2012 at 3:02 PM

So I don't know how many of you knew this, but Time Warner (TNT, TBS, TruTV) are charging $3.99 to stream the tournament games online this year. To get it for free, text 0michigan or 0wolverines to 2653 to get it for free. Thought you guys here would appreciate that.

Via r/CollegeBasketball



March 3rd, 2012 at 1:17 AM ^

What do you mean by that?  Every single time I see something I can't quite take at face value on the internet, I just hope and pray that I can find a Reddit thread about it (and see which side's completely biased supporters actually present some evidence).


March 2nd, 2012 at 4:19 PM ^

What about international viewers? March Madness has always been fantastic with the streaming - and a hopeful lesson for other sports.

Please, give me streaming this year....


March 2nd, 2012 at 6:10 PM ^

The 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be available through the following platforms:

• For the second consecutive year, all 67 games will be televised across four television networks in their entirety — TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV.

• Turner will stream its linear television games online for free on an authenticated basis on the Turner websites (, and for consumers who have a cable, satellite or telco subscription that includes these respective Turner networks.  Authenticating this year’s Tournament across the Turner Networks is an extension of the company’s TV Everywhere initiative, which is currently available to more than 75 million households.

• All games airing on CBS will be available for free on

NCAA March Madness features include:

• My Channels:  Through My Channels, fans can easily find games using this personalized channel finder. By plugging in their zip code, users can select their TV provider and see their channel lineup for every game on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.

• The Game Center View:  The Game Center view provides fans with a control center at their fingertips for live in-game stats such as player stats, team leaders, scoring streaks, biggest lead and foul trouble, depending on which device they use – along with a graphic lead tracker — and live social features.

• The Coke Zero NCAA March Madness Social Arena: Extending the conversation beyond the broadcast, Coke Zero NCAA March Madness Social Arena will return as the social water cooler for March Madness conversation. New this year, features will be live across the entire NCAA March Madness suite of products and, for the first time, let fans grab key game moments and share them with friends and family. In addition, fans will be able to view social commentary from other fans and celebrities everywhere, answer live tournament trivia, and cheer for their favorite teams. The Coke Zero NCAA March Madness Social Arena will extend onto Coke Zero’s Facebook page — offering a complete video gallery of all fan-grabbed moments, complete access to specially-aggregated Twitter feeds of all 68 teams, a uniquely-visualized bracket view of the loudest fans, and more.


March 2nd, 2012 at 8:59 PM ^

This may sound stupid, but I can't text. Yes, I'm out of touch with that smartphone technology. 

How would one set it up without this texting feature? What is the site to enter the code? 

Also surprised they decided to charge for MMOD considering it's been free on CBS (and even last year too) for the last few years.