Skip to comments.March Madness on CBS.com: it killed
Posted on 03/17/2006 8:21:58 PM PST by CAWats
March 17, 2006, 11:09 AM PST March Madness on CBS.com: it killed Posted by: Molly Wood
CBS offering free streams of March Madness basketball games? I was skeptical, but it delivered--big time. In fact, it delivered a record 1.2 million streams in the first five hours and actually kept waiting, time-outs, and glitches to a surprising minimum. Oh, and it made a bajillion dollars on ads, too. Not too shabby, CBS. Not at all.
Will this continue ? Link ?
Now they can use that bajillion dollars to pay those FCC indecency fines.
It's been awesome. I'm currently watching Kan./Brad. on tv w/ the other 3 games on small windows on my 17" notebook.
Click on Red "CNET" above.
The coverage online has been much better than television.
They were trying to switch between GM-MSU, NC State-Cal, and UCONN-Albany. They switch to a game just as a timeout is called, switch to another game for 5 seconds, then switch back... I thought maybe I had been drinking too much.
They just did it again! They switch from Texas-Penn to NC-Murray State as they call a timeout, then had to quickly switch back to the Texas game.
My only beef is how the video player resets your volume during commercials... to LOUD!
If your TV is HD-enabled, your local CBS HD affiliate might be showing a different game than the regular over-the-air affiliate. Even if they aren't, CBS tends to cut to other games less on the HD-feed than the regular TV feed.
CBS? Or as I like to say the "Cornucopia of Bull Sh*t" network? Isn't their stock (and ratings too) in the toilet right now?
My high speed connection puked on it and I gave up.
Since the tourny began, my Insight cable's CBS HD signal has been showing "Please wait" and stays there...having to watch it in 20th century tv
And I'm not even rooting for any team in the tourney; couldn't care less who wins it.
A 16-seed is 12 pts up on a 1-seed (Albany/Connecticut), with 8:40 to play? Do we see this, except possibly on the East Coast? Of course not, we here continued to see an overrated 'big' 10 team lose to a supposed non-entity team that were 10 pts ahead with under a minute to play (George Mason (go Dr. Williams!) vs Mostly Slime U from East Lansing, MI).
Cheered up considerably when Bradley beat up on Kansas, though!
The lamestream alleged media can't even get it right as regards basketball, sheesh.
Here are two hints, putzes: 1) CLOSE games are much more interesting than blowouts, 2) A ''nowhere'' team challenging one of your favourite teams strongly is far more interesting to the average viewer than keep the camera focussed on BigBad U cleaning out Whatchacallit State.
That drives me nuts too.......but that's always after commercials with regular TV. You can have the sound set just fine, and let a commerical come on, and it will blast you out of the room.
Really? Are you on slow DSL? I have Road Runner, and I saw everything fine on a 500 MHz laptop with a Wireless-B adapter.
Tried it at work (yes, I have access through the firewall) and I tried on my RR at home.
I wish I were at the Gonzaga-Indiana game right now.. I'd put a muzzle on that annoying girl who is screaming "ohhhh-wa!" every two seconds.
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