Turner Sports Introduces New Features to NCAA March Madness Live for 2020 Tournament
NCAA March Madness Live – the ultimate live streaming destination for March Madness – will offer fans a deeper level of connectivity for the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, including a host of new features designed to keep fans at the center of the action. Enhancements are highlighted by a new Multigame viewing option on Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices, The Catch-Up video content powered by AT&T TV and the returning Fast Break presented by AT&T TV and Nissan.
Available across 17 platforms this year, including Google Assistant for the first time, NCAA March Madness Live will offer fans direct access to live coverage of NCAA Tournament games.
New features include:
Live Video Enhancements
The Multigame option will expand fans’ ability to watch simultaneous live coverage of two games during certain windows of the NCAA Tournament to new platforms, including Amazon Fire TV and Android TV platforms for the first time this year – in addition to existing Multigame functionality on Apple TV. Additionally, new The Catch-Up video powered by AT&T TV will provide users with a succinct summary of any key plays or moments that may have transpired prior to when they started watching live streaming coverage.
Fast Break presented by AT&T TV and Nissan
For the third consecutive year, Fast Break presented by AT&T TV and Nissan will exclusively provide an all-encompassing look at live tournament action from a single viewing location. This live, whip-around coverage will also offer quick turnaround highlights, real-time analysis, social reaction and commentary for all games. Fast Break will be available when there are multiple games being played during the first two rounds of the tournament, Thursday through Sunday, March 19-22. AT&T TV will present Fast Break coverage on Thursday and Saturday, with Nissan serving as sponsor for Friday and Sunday.
Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge will bring fans deeper into the bracket game experience through intuitive integrations with live game coverage from the moment they fill out their brackets through the cutting down of the nets. Whether browsing live game action on the Watch Page, viewing a given live game within the Gamecenter, and/or receiving push notifications, NCAA March Madness Live will remind users of the outcomes they predicted so that they know which results to root for in anticipation of winning their Bracket Challenge.
While in Gamecenter, users will also be able to follow their Bracket Challenge group leaderboard(s), including access to new private chats that will include other participants in their groups.
Path to Championship will give fans insights for their most in-depth analysis of their bracket selections. Beginning with the NCAA Sweet Sixteen Regional Semifinals, Path to Championship will automatically evaluate all possible bracket outcomes after the completion of each game, and use the results to showcase the games that will have the biggest impact on their Bracket Challenge groups.
In addition, Matchup Analysis will allow fans to choose from over 20 stats to personalize their bracket picking experience.
Fan-favorite features will return including “close game alerts” for big moments, live game scoring, real-time editorial content and direct access to live radio broadcasts, courtesy of Westwood One, for all 67 games.
Fans can access all tournament games broadcast on CBS via web and mobile devices. Additionally, fans can watch games via live streaming on TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV’s digital platforms, as well as participating TV provider websites and apps.
For the tenth consecutive year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and via NCAA March Madness Live. TBS will be the television home for live coverage of the National Championship and Final Four National Semifinals from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.