March Madness is coming to YouTube with a new NCAA channel

YouTube viewers are getting their dose of March Madness this year in the form of short clips of game highlights as the action unfolds and video recaps of all 67 games, which will be made available as part of a new NCAA March Madness channel. The channel will also feature live streams from press conferences, as well as game previews and news and analysis clips. The one thing missing: Live streams of all the games. For that, users will still have to rely on streaming from CBS and Turner, some of which will once again only be available to pay TV subscribers.

Twitter buys SnappyTV, the startup that’s made many of its video cards

Twitter (S TWTR) has acquired San Francisco-based video sharing startup SnappyTV, both companies announced Thursday without spilling any beans about the financials of the deal. You may have never heard of SnappyTV, but chances are, you’ve seen some of its work on Twitter before: SnappyTV has helped Turner to share March Madness clips in near-realtime, and also powered the video cards of numerous other TV networks. With the acquisition, Twitter obviously wants to bolster its own media chops, but the company promised Thursday that SnappyTV customers will continue to be able to share media on Facebook (S FB) and elsewhere as well.

March Madness online traffic declines, thanks to pay wall

Viewers who wanted to tune in to March Madness either had to pay a one-time fee or authenticate with their pay TV logins. That pay wall ended up causing fewer viewers to show up. But the decline wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Where to watch the NCAA Championship game live online

Want to watch the NCAA Championship game, but can’t make it back home to your TV in time tonight? No worries, there are plenty of sites and apps that help you to tune in live or keep track of the action.

March Madness: Who the data scientists are picking

Earlier this week, I weighed in on the NCAA tournament with my data-influenced picks, and now the experts have crunched the numbers and are weighing in with their purely objective picks. If you haven’t filled out your bracket, you might want to read this.

March Madness: 4 mobile apps for the NCAA tourney

With each passing March Madness tournament, we’re a more mobile society. So what apps can we best leverage to enjoy all 67 NCAA games? Here are my “final four,” with links for each supported platform so you’re ready for tip-off; most are free or relatively inexpensive.