For those that want to watch the delayed US Open Men’s Final match between Number 1 seed Rafael Nadal and Number 3 seed Novak Djokovic today but are stuck at work, CBS Sports and the US Open will stream it live on CBSSports.com and USOpen.org.
Today on the Net: online video is reportedly at the center of the Disney-Time Warner Cable dispute, the BBC will enable U.K. residents stream iPlayer video even when they’re traveling abroad and CBS Sports will stream the U.S. Open from the third round through the finals.
Want to watch Tiger Woods play golf live online? Apparently, you’re not the only one: CBSSports.com is clocking record numbers for its live stream of the 2010 Masters Live tournament. The broadcaster clocked 56,090 556,090 unique visitors tuning into its live streams yesterday alone, which represents a growth of 133 percent over last year, when 239,013 tuned in for the first day of Masters.
Why is Masters Live so popular? Maybe it’s because the tournament marks Tiger Woods’ return to golf after car crashes and sex scandals. Speaking of Tiger: Woods, Choi & Kuchar have been playing the Augusta National Golf Club course today, and CBSSports.com is showing “each and every shot for the entire pairing as they play Hole Nos. 10-18,” according to a press release.
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The next round of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament begins tonight, with the final sixteen teams ready to battle it out for a chance to advance to the National Championship game next week. But before they do, there are a few rounds of basketball yet to play, beginning tonight at 7:07 p.m. EDT with Butler vs. Syracuse.
The Sweet Sixteen round of March Madness, which will feature matchups like Tennessee vs. Ohio State and Duke vs. Purdue, will be broadcast on CBS (s CBS), but the games will also be available online at CBS Sports’ March Madness on Demand (MMOD) site. There will be four Sweet Sixteen matchups broadcast on CBS and online tonight and tomorrow, followed by an additional four Elite Eight matchups spread out over Saturday and Sunday. Read More about Where to Watch the 2010 NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight Matchups Online
CBS Sports’ (s CBS) online coverage of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is shattering records for 2010 — and the fun has just begun. After just four days of the tournament, the March Madness on Demand (MMOD) online video service has delivered more than 8.7 million hours of live streaming video and audio consumed — up 35 percent over the previous year’s tournament. MMOD also reported that more than 6 million unique visitors watched video during the opening rounds of the tournament.
The most watched hour of the tournament on both Thursday and Friday of last week began at 2:00 p.m. ET, with viewers tuning in for 910,258 combined hours of video and audio during those two days. The most-watched game online through the first two days was the double-overtime matchup between Floria and BYU, which accounted for more than 521,000 hours of video and audio streamed. Robert Morris vs. Villanova (462,000 hours) and Siena vs. Purdue (403,000 hours) ranked second and third respectively.
CBS Scores $37M Beyond TV With Help of March Madness; CBS Sports is turning live, ad-supported sports on the web into a real business, selling out its inventory for March Madness on Demand and bringing in about $37 million in online ad sales. (AdAge)
TubeMogul Expands Into Ad Sales; the analytics startup has been building out its own video ad network over the past year, testing roughly 100 campaigns with big-name advertisers such as 20th Century Fox, Coke, Nestle and Kmart. (MediaWeek)
AnyClip Opens Its Quote Database for Movie Buffs; the database currently includes up to 5,000 quotes and tags from 2,000 of the top-growing films, and it plans to add another 3,000 by the end of the next quarter. (VentureBeat)
Hundt: Internet Is the New Broadcasting, Cable; Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt says broadband plan will mark net as the new common medium for video distributioon. (Multichannel News)
ITV HD to Launch Next Month; ITV has decided to make its HD channel available on Sky+ HD and Virgin Media V+, just in time for the football World Cup that kicks off in June. (Tech Watch)
Roundbox Buys IP Of ‘TV Companion’ Dashboard Startup Jacked; Roundbox says it will integrate Jacked’s technology into its ‘mobile broadcast suite’—which is used by broadcasters to deliver content, like video and TV listings, onto mobile devices. (paidContent)
iPhone Changes Expectations of TV; Viewers are increasingly demanding in how they watch video, which means there’s no longer a simple argument between ‘lean back’ TV viewing and ‘lean forward’ interactive-type video consumption. (Tech Watch)
The first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicks off in about two weeks — and as usual, CBS (s CBS) Sports will have broadcast and online coverage of all the games. For those that were disappointed by the lack of live video available from the 2010 Winter Olympics last month, CBS Sports’ philosophy toward its online coverage at March Madness on Demand should come as a welcome change.
Unlike NBC’s (s GE) Olympics coverage, CBS is committed to making the NCAA tournament live, open, and available to anyone who wants to watch it on whichever screen they can. Beginning with “Selection Sunday” on March 14 and extending through the final National Championship game on April 5, March Madness on Demand (MMOD) will stream every game of the 2010 tournament live online, with highlights and full game match-ups available after the games have aired.
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When you consider that much of the TV audience spends the other 364 days of the year trying to minimize its exposure to advertising on TV, the hoopla over Super Bowl commercials is a bit strange. However, this year there’s the promise of summer movie previews, new marketing slogans and at least one controversial ad about abortion, and anyone who wants to catch up with the advertising zeitgeist will have plenty of opportunity.
Spike already has up a large showcase of ads dating back to 2002, as well as banned commercials from years prior. Also, according to a press release they’ll post this year’s ads almost immediately after they air on CBS.
CBSSports.com, as part of their overall video strategy, will also have the ads “immediately following” the game. Read More about Where to Watch Super Bowl 2010 Commercials Online
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For NFL football fans that might have been planning on tuning into Super Bowl XLIV online, we have some bad news: This weekend’s big game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts won’t be streamed live on the Internet. But for those that just want to pre-game, CBS Sports has got you covered.
Beginning earlier this week, CBS began running its Countdown to Kick-off series, a bunch of online video segments looking at key questions facing both teams before the game kicks off this Sunday. The show has live interviews, news, and analysis with various special guests.
The site also includes polls and live chat functionality, with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Yahoo integration. CBSSports.com will also have a recap show after the game, as well as interviews with the winning team.
Super Bowl XLIV will be broadcast from Sun Life Stadium in Miami on CBS beginning at 6:25 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 7.
Football fans, take notice: Tomorrow, it’s West Point vs. Annapolis, and when the service academy rivals meet up for the 110th time, CBS Sports will not only broadcast the game on TV, but stream it online for free.
Starting on 2:30 p.m. ET (that’s 11:30am for those of us on the West Coast), sports fans can tune into CBSSports.com for a live webcast of the the 110th Army-Navy College Football Classic. The game will also be available through CBS Sports’ Live College Games application that iPhone and iPod touch users can download from the iTunes (S aapl) App Store. Oh, and there will also be live streams on FLO TV and V CAST, so Verizon (s vz) and AT&T (s t) customers without iPhones can join in on the fun as well.