It’s the 75th Celebration of March Madness, and Dial Global is presenting exclusive coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship beginning starting 3/19. Full play-by-play action from 67 men’s basketball games includes the First Four, all eight second-round and third-round sites, four regional semifinals and finals venues and all three games from the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta. Dial Global will also broadcast the Division II Men’s Basketball Championship game from Atlanta on 4/7.
DG will provide coverage of all four NCAA Women’s Regional Finals on April 1 and April 2, as well as originate three games of play-by-play coverage from the NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans on April 7 and April 9.
Complete NCAA men’s tournament coverage will be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide and via SiriusXM Radio satellite radio. All 67 Men’s Division I games will also be streamed online for free at DialGlobalSports.com and NCAA.com/marchmadness. Additionally, the broadcasts will be available for fans on iOS and Android mobile devices via the NCAA March Madness Live app, as well as on TuneIn Radio and SlackerRadio.
“We are ready for the Madness to begin,” said Michael Schreck, Dial Global’s SVP, Director, Corporate Sports. “From those tense seconds of hanging on every word of the play-by-play, to that one shining moment that lifts you out of your seat, Dial Global is proud to continue bringing unparalleled tournament action to millions of sports fans nationwide.”
Dial Global will also integrate its proprietary SoundHound for Radio mobile platform to engage listeners with branded content. Fans can use SoundHound to listen to “Great Radio Calls in Tournament History,” a collection of 15 of Dial Global’s best tournament audio highlights, and then vote on their favorites throughout the games.
Dial Global’s coverage features commentators and analysts, including Hall of Famer and former Georgetown Coach John Thompson, All-Americans Jamal Mashburn, Kelly Tripucka, Kyle Macy and Kevin Grevey, former SEC Player of the Year Will Perdue, coaches Bill Frieder and Pete Gillen, and three-time NCAA Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Bill Walton. The roster of play-by-play announcers include Kevin Kugler, Ian Eagle, Ted Robinson, Tom McCarthy, Dave Sims, Kevin Calabro, Brad Sham, Scott Graham, Wayne Larrivee and Gary Cohen. John Tautges and Steve Lappas will anchor the coverage from Dial Global’s New York City studios.
In addition to coverage of the men’s games, DG also produces a lineup of college basketball programming, including the one-hour daily preview show The NCAA Tournament Today hosted by John Tautges, Great Moments in Tournament History, a 60-second daily historical feature narrated by Kevin Kugler, as well as Selection Sunday, hosted by John Tautges and Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson.