Hogan's Alley

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

NCAA On Demand Coverage Via CBS

One note I neglected to post about this past weekend's college basketball experience relates to CBS's marvelous streaming web broadcast of all the games. They call it March Madness On Demand. They streamed the live games being played simultaneously around the country and the viewer could, after registering, view any game he or she chose, not just the one being shown over your local CBS outlet.

It had some problems at startup on Thursday, but sailed along nicely after that. The image was small, about 3 - 4 inches wide, but remarkably clear. There is a wait in an electronic queue before being granted access, but it never lasted more than one minute. True junkie like me could keep one eye on their TV sets and one on their computer screen. Far superior to a simple report of the ongoing scores only. Check it out for yourself Thursday evening.