Hania Poole of NCAA Digital Talks About How To Stream The Madness Anywhere

Well it is March Madness time and it is a dream for streaming video fans everywhere. It is the 8th year that CBS and Turner Sports have been partners, once again they will air all 67 games of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

They will stream those game over 16 different outlets giving fans plenty of options to see the games wherever they want.

On TV, your computer, tablet, smartphone the folks at Turner Sports have every option covered. This week on Stream On we do a deep dive into how the streaming is going to take place as well as where to find all of the games.

My guest is Hania Poole who is the Vice President and General Manager of NCAA Digital. She is one of the key people overseeing the entire streaming operation. She is in charge of leading the teams responsible for content, operations, and product development for the business, including NCAA.com, the NCAA Sports App, live coverage for all NCAA Championships and the management of Turner’s award-winning NCAA March Madness Live.

We know that the games will be airing live on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. Now be sure to download the NCAA March Madness app it really is the most important one to have. At the same time make sure you have the TNT, TBS, truTV and for good measure I suggest you use the CBS All Access app as well it is worth the money.

As you know all of the about apps with exception of the CBS All Access app require pay TV subscription verification log in information. If you don’t have one I suggest you do trial with HULU LIVE, YOUTUBE LIVE, DIRECTV NOW, SONY PLAYSTATION VUE, SLING TV or try an IPTV alternative which is a good option through BOOM MEDIA.

Here is the lineup for the first week of the tournament.

NCAA First Four – Tuesday, March 13

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I (16) LIU Brooklyn vs. (16) Radford Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. I truTV Dayton II (11) St. Bonaventure vs. (11) UCLA Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
 

NCAA First Four – Wednesday, March 14

 

6:40 p.m. truTV Dayton I (16) N.C. Central vs. (16) Texas Southern Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
After conc. I truTV Dayton II (11) Arizona St. vs. (11) Syracuse Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce
 

First Round Games – ThursdayAfternoon, March 15 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Pittsburgh I (10) Oklahoma vs. (7) Rhode Island Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
12:40 p.m. truTV Dallas I (14) Wright St. vs. (3) Tennessee Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore // Ros Gold-Onwude
1:30 p.m. TNT Boise I (13) UNCG vs. (4) Gonzaga Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Lisa Byington
2 p.m. TBS Wichita I (16) Penn vs. (1) Kansas Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin // Evan Washburn
After conc. I CBS Pittsburgh II (15) Iona vs. (2) Duke Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
After conc. I truTV Dallas II (11) Loyola (IL) vs. (6) Miami Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
After conc. I TNT Boise II (12) South Dakota St. vs. (5) Ohio St. Anderson / Webber // Byington
After conc. I TBS Wichita II (9) N.C. State vs. (8) Seton Hall Nessler / Lavin // Washburn
 

First Round Games – ThursdayEvening, March 15 (6:30 p.m. ET-Midnight)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT Pittsburgh III (16) LIU Brooklyn/Radford vs. (1) Villanova Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
7:10 p.m. CBS Boise III (12) Davidson vs. (5) Kentucky Anderson / Webber // Byington
7:20 p.m. TBS Wichita III (11) San Diego St. vs. (6) Houston Nessler / Lavin // Washburn
7:27 p.m. truTV Dallas III (14) Stephen F. Austin vs. (3) Texas Tech Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
After conc. III TNT Pittsburgh IV (9) Alabama vs. (8) Virginia Tech Harlan / Miller / Bonner // Jacobson
After conc. III CBS Boise IV (13) Buffalo vs. (4) Arizona Anderson / Webber // Byington
After conc. III TBS Wichita IV (14) Montana vs. (3) Michigan Nessler / Lavin // Washburn
After conc. III truTV Dallas IV (11) St. Bonaventure/UCLA vs. (6) Florida Dedes / Smith / Elmore // Gold-Onwude
 

First Round Games – FridayAfternoon, March 16 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
12:15 p.m. CBS Charlotte I (10) Providence vs. (7) Texas A&M Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery // Tracy Wolfson
12:40 p.m. truTV Detroit I (15) Cal St. Fullerton vs. (2) Purdue Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
1:30 p.m. TNT San Diego I (13) Marshall vs. (4) Wichita St. Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
2 p.m. TBS Nashville I (15) Georgia St. vs. (2) Cincinnati Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
After conc. I CBS Charlotte II (15) Lipscomb vs. (2) North Carolina Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
After conc. I truTV Detroit II (10) Butler vs. (7) Arkansas Eagle / Spanarkel // LaForce
After conc. I TNT San Diego II (12) Murray St. vs. (5) West Virginia Blackburn / Antonelli // Schriffen
After conc. I TBS Nashville II (10) Texas vs. (7) Nevada Catalon / Lappas // Erdahl
 

First Round Games – Friday Evening,March 16 (6:30 PM, ET-Midnight)

 

Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
6:50 p.m. TNT Charlotte III (9) Kansas St. vs. (8) Creighton Nantz / Hill / Raftery // Wolfson
7:10 p.m. CBS Detroit III <

 

 

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved with Berman Concerts and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.