Friday, March 17, 2006

Behind the madness at CBS

Sitting in his office at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York Mike Aresco, the Senior Vice President of Programming thinks that he has the schedule down. It is Mike’s job to decide what games are seen in each market in the country.

He has a big board that corresponds with a national map and each local CBS affiliate
can choose the game they want as their feature game. But once the tournament begins then switching from game to game rests the hands of the CBS executives and producers.

“Our goal is to make sure that fans get to see a game that is of local interest and at the same time we want to be flexible. We also plan to change from game to game to see those great endings. Our goal is to give the viewers the best action without disrupting the flow of the games they are watching,” said Aresco.

Where to find the local teams…

CBS 9 has a local double header on today with Georgetown playing a 2:35pm game against Northern Iowa followed at 7:10pm by George Mason facing Michigan State.

Not a good day for work… is the place to watch all the action if you follow a team outside the greater DC area. The service is being offered for free and you can bet that workers all over the area have one eye on work and the other on the games.

Can’t use your computer to see the games?

Radio of all the NCAA Tournament games all the way through the finals can be found on Sirius Satellite radio. Well worth looking into! Meanwhile locally WTEM Sports Radio 980 has plenty of action including all the Georgetown games.

Maryland fans…

The Terps will be on at 11am on ESPN Saturday morning in the NIT.

Nats TV this weekend…

Nats fans will get their first look at the team and the new broadcast duo of Bob Carpenter and Tom Paciorek 1pm Saturday on DCA 20/MASN/DirecTV/RCN/Cox

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