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Sling TV is the Cheapest Way to Stream March Madness

From Selection Sunday to the Final Four

Jess Barnes

This post was written in partnership with Sling TV.

It's game time. March Madness begins this week, with the First Four games taking place in Dayton Ohio.

Throughout the tournament, games will air across multiple channels and while some of them are cable networks, you won't need an expensive cable package to watch. Sling TV is the most affordable option for streaming March Madness, when paired with either an antenna or a Paramount+ subscription.

2023 Men's March Madness Schedule

Date EventLocationVenue
March 14-15 First FourDayton, OHUD Arena
March 16 & 18 First/Second RoundsBirmingham, ALLegacy Arena
March 16 & 18 First/Second RoundsDes Moines, IAWells Fargo Arena
March 16 & 18 First/Second RoundsOrlando, FLAmway Center
March 16 & 18 First/Second RoundsSacramento, CAGolden 1 Center
March 17 & 19 First/Second RoundsAlbany, NYMVP Arena
March 17 & 19 First/Second RoundsColumbus, OHNationwide Arena
March 17 & 19 First/Second RoundsDenver, COBall Arena
March 17 & 19 First/Second RoundsGreensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
March 23 & 25 West RegionalLas Vegas, NVT-Mobile Arena
March 23 & 25 East RegionalNew York, NYMadison Square Garden
March 24 & 26 Midwest RegionalKansas City, MOT-Mobile Center
March 24 & 26 South RegionalLouisville, KYKFC Yum! Center
April 1 & 3 Final FourHouston, TXNRG Stadium

March Madness Channels

The 67 games of the Men's Tournament will air on TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV. 

The 2023 Women's Tournament will air on ESPN. 

Watching with Sling TV

With a Sling Orange subscription, you'll get access to TBS and TNT. Add the Comedy Extra package for $6 to add TruTV for more coverage. With those channels, you'll be able to watch 43 of the 67 games in the tournament. 

A Sling Orange subscription costs $40/month, significantly less than competitors like YouTube TV which costs $65/month, Hulu with Live TV which starts at $70, and DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV which both start at $75.

Watching Games on CBS

What about the games later in the tournament that will air on CBS? While Sling TV doesn't offer CBS in either the Orange or Blue package, there are a couple of ways to catch those games. 

First, you can use an antenna. An inexpensive indoor antenna will give most households access to their local channels, including CBS, with no fee. If you can't get CBS with an antenna or if you prefer to stream every game, you can watch your local CBS station with Paramount+. A Premium subscription to Paramount+ costs $9.99 and includes your local CBS station live.

Save 50% on Your First Month of Sling TV

Right now, Sling TV has a promotion for new users, offering 50% off your first month. With the deal, your first month of Sling Orange costs just $20. 

By combining a Sling Orange subscription with the first month discount and a Paramount+ subscription, you'll be able to stream March Madness for $30.

What to Watch on Sling TV After March Madness

When the tournament ends, your Sling TV subscription will still have plenty of sports content to offer. Sling Orange has ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. With the Sports Extra, you can add SEC Network, ACCN, Pac12 Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, beIN Sports, and more.

Outside of sports, Sling Orange has the Disney Channel, Freeform, A&E, Vice, History Channel, HGTV, Comedy Central, and Cartoon Network. 

Sling also has a lineup of add-on options to get more sports, news, movies, and premium channels in your lineup.