April 22nd, 2010
12:03 PM ET

NCAA reaches 14-year tourney deal with Turner, CBS Sports

CBS Sports and Turner inked a 14-year agreement with the NCAA.

The NCAA announced a new 14-year online and TV deal with Turner Broadcasting and CBS.

Under the $10.8 billion deal all men's basketball games will be played across four national networks starting in 2011 and through 2024 - a first for the 73-year-old championship.

Beginning in 2011 CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV will show the opening- , first- and second-round games. CBS and Turner will split coverage of the regional semi-final games.

CBS will cover the regional finals, as well as the Final Four including the National Championship Game through 2015.

In 2016, CBS and Turner will split coverage of the regional finals and the Final Four and the National Championship game will alternate every year between the CBS Television Network and Turner’s TBS. CBS Sports has broadcast the championship since 1982.

TBS, TNT and truTV are all units of Turner Broadcasting, as is CNN.

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