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CBS to Stream March Madness in HD
CBSSports.com will stream the NCAA tournament games in high-definition - for free.
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February 18, 2009 by Chuck McKenney

Those afternoon March Madness games are torture for NCAA hoop fans stuck in their office cubicles.

Thankfully, CBSSports.com is taking measures to ensure your work productivity levels nose dive in March.

CBSSports.com will stream the basketball games in high-definition, courtesy of Microsofts’ Silverlight player.

If you viewed games online last year, you will see a significant upgrade. Microsoft’s Silverlight player delivers video upwards of 1.5 megabytes per second, compared to 550 kilobytes per second last year.

“This enhanced video offering will make the viewer experience that much more robust and serve as a perfect complement to the coverage on CBS Sports,” said Sean McManus, president, CBS Sports and CBS News.

Nearly 5 million people checked out March Madness On Demand for last year’s tournament, and that number is sure to grow with the addition of HD streams.

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