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    March Madness Access

    I remember last year CBS (or the NCAA or whoever) started charging for the online March Madness access for the first time. However, you could send a text to a certain number and receive a code that would allow you to watch again for free. I heard about that first on CF. I haven't seen anything like that this year. I can't find any information on the March Madness website about whether or not they will charge again this year (my guess is yes, since they say that it will be free for pay TV subscribers). So, does anyone know if there's a similar deal this year as last year? Or are people without cable/satellite left out in the cold this year? Thanks.



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    Re: March Madness Access

    I have been looking also. You need to sign up early.


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    Re: March Madness Access

    Sign up where? I didn't see any kind of signup link at the March Madness website.



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    Re: March Madness Access

    NCAA March Madness LiveŽ will provide college basketball fans with unparalleled multi-screen digital access to the 2013 NCAAŽ Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Produced by Turner Sports, NCAA March Madness LiveŽ will offer free streaming across all devices to pay TV subscribers throughout the tournament and is designed to be either a primary or companion viewing experience available to fans across a collection of screens including online, mobile and tablet. NCAA March Madness LiveŽ will feature social and interactive components to provide portable access to the tournament and - in partnership between the NCAA, Turner Sports and CBS Sports - will launch from www.ncaa.com/marchmadness, www.CBSSports.com and www.bleacherreport.com, along with Google Play and the App Store beginning in March.


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    Re: March Madness Access

    Access is free for people with cable or satellite subscription to log in and watch the games on the other channels.



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    Re: March Madness Access

    This sucks. I'll be home over spring break and my parentals switched from DirecTV to just the basic channels so I'll only get to see games on CBS.



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    Re: March Madness Access

    Quote Originally Posted by VikesFan28 View Post
    This sucks. I'll be home over spring break and my parentals switched from DirecTV to just the basic channels so I'll only get to see games on CBS.
    It was nice when they would just jump around on CBS and you could use the computer to watch whatever you wanted to.

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    Re: March Madness Access

    Yes, I mentioned that (at least the important bit about pay TV subscribers having free access) in my post. My question was not answered in that paragraph, at least not that I'm seeing when reading through it. Please point out where it does if I'm wrong.



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