Topic: College Basketball

The ACC Finally Lands Its Own TV Network Through a Partnership With ESPN

It will launch in 2019

Following years of speculation, ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference finally came to an agreement this morning to partner on a TV network dedicated to the ACC's member schools. As part…

Ratings Plummet for NCAA Championship After Its Move to Cable

Even though the game was an all-time classic

At the beginning of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, Turner Broadcasting president David Levy claimed the difference between broadcast and cable "is almost nonexistent anymore." However, despite a national championship game that…

As March Madness Tips Off, Here's Why CBS Will Sit Out the National Championships

Cable networks increasingly snag major sporting events

When Duke and UNC-Wilmington tip off the 2016 NCAA Tournament, CBS will carry the game, a tradition dating to 1982. But as March Madness bleeds into April, CBS will find itself…

Who Won the Battle of March Madness Brands?

Nationwide and AT&T duked it out for No. 1

College basketball concluded another memorable, 68-team, three-week tournament best known as March Madness. And while hoops fans were entertained last night by the championship game, with Duke defeating Wisconsin 68-63,…

Can Bleacher Report Keep Readers Tuned In After Their March Madness Brackets Are Busted?

Inside its social-video strategy

For Turner Broadcasting System-owned Bleacher Report, March Madness marks its biggest ad revenue event of the year. In 2015, around 55 advertisers partnered with the publication for the collegiate basketball…

Could Snapchat Be a March Madness Player This Year?

Turner Sports' marketing integrations captain, Will Funk, dishes on college hoops

March Madness, the annual rite of spring for college basketball fans—and a marketing bonanza for brands—is upon us once again (starting March 15 and ending with the championship game April…

TBS Primes the Pump for Its First Final Four

Turner net’s marketing push designed to help fans break a 32-year habit

As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front. In a sense, the TBS marketing team’s…

Fast Break: TBS to Air Final Four in 2014

College hoops title game shifts to cable in 3 years

After three years of sharing the rights to the NCAA Men’s Division I National Basketball Tournament, CBS and Turner Sports have agreed to accelerate their transition game. Beginning in March…

March Madness Boosts CBS, Time Warner Stock

NCAA tourney networks secured $875 million in ad revenue

Louisville’s Rick Pitino was perhaps the biggest winner in this year’s NCAA Men’s Div. I Basketball Tournament, becoming the first head coach to win a National Championship at two different…

March Madness All But Sold Out

CBS, Turner eye another lucrative tournament

Unless you’re a starry-eyed Valpo alum with more school spirit than common sense, there’s a good chance your March Madness brackets remain relatively unscathed at this early juncture. And while…