College basketball fans who want to catch the finals this month can watch the entire March Madness tournament for free beginning March 8 — if they happen to be local Time Warner Cable customers.
The CBS College Sports Network is typically $6/month as part of the sports tier, but Time Warner is waiving the fee between March 8 to April 5, coinciding with the final March Madness game. This is a freebie to digital cable customers only.
The channel is 261.
If you just want to tune in for the big games, the opening round games are March 19 to 21, the Sweet Sixteen games are March 25 to 26, Elite Eight are March 27 to 28, the Final Four games are on April 3 and the championship is on April 5.
The same deal may be available from other TV providers. I’ll post them below after I confirm.
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