CBS, the network with locked-up broadcast rights to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament until the Apocalypse, announced today that *all* of this year's tournament games are going to be broadcast, for free, over the Internet.
CBS and College Sports Television have teamed up with the NCAA to provide free live video streaming rights for out-of-market game coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
For the first time, NCAA March Madness on Demand will be offered free of charge. Beginning March 16, 2006, fans will be able to watch live CBS Sports broadcasts of the NCAA tournament from outside their viewing area via NCAAsports.com, the official NCAA Website, produced by CBS SportsLine.com. NCAA March Madness on Demand will be supported by advertising sales.
As a fanatic ACC basketball fan now living in New York City, I just can't tell you how happy this makes me. Good for y'all, CBS.
CBS Offers Free March Madness on Demand - New York Times