Bring it on — hello basketball tourney!

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 8 in Minneapolis. CBS will air the most games (24), followed by TBS (18), TruTV (13) and TNT (12).

Like last year, TDS Cable subscribers will have the ability to stream games live via TV Everywhere! There is one website where users can access all games on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV at Users can be directed to this site from our TVE portal at  Games broadcast on TBS, TNT and TruTV are available to customers subscribed to the corresponding network in their programming tier to access the TV Everywhere channel. This content can be viewed via desktop, iOS, Android, and Windows 8 phone and tablet apps.

Live streaming of the games can be found at: Customers will have to authenticate with their TDS email and password.

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:

The 2019 March Madness games will be broadcast on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.

The Selection Show will kick off on Sunday, March 17 on CBS.

The play-in games will be on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 on TruTV.

The First and Second Rounds will be on Thursday, March 21, Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24 on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.

The Sweet Sixteen will be on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 on either CBS or TBS.

The Elite Eight will be on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 on either CBS or TBS. 

The Final Four will be on Saturday, April 6 on CBS.

The National Championship game will be on Monday, April 8 on CBS.


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