March Madness is back and available to watch online.
The NCAA is offering the first round of games free online on its website here.
Fans can also see the action on YouTube, with the launch of the first official channel dedicated to updates from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on the Google-owned video service. But to watch full games online, you’ll still need a pay-TV subscription.
The new channel, at YouTube.com/MarchMadness, is managed by Turner Sports under its pact with the NCAA. The channel will offer real-time highlights and recaps from all 67 games of this year’s tournament, which kicks off March 17. Additional content will include live press conferences, game previews and analysis, and daily news and notes from the tournament, culled from TV coverage airing across CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.
Additional college hoops content coming to the YouTube channel also will be hosted on NCAA.com.