CHAPEL HILL – The men’s basketball Final Four is moving to cable.
Beginning next season (2013-2014), TBS will be the only carrier of the Final Four while CBS will host the national championship on its airwaves. However, in 2016 the two networks will begin alternating the title game in an agreement made through 2024.
In 2010, a 14-year broadcast agreement was signed between CBS Sports and Turner Sports. This amendment comes on the heels of the most-watched NCAA tournament in 19 years. According to Nielsen, 10.7 million people watched this year’s tournament, which is 11 percent more than in 2012.