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What is truTV and how to watch the NCAA tournament on the channel

The NCAA Tournament airs across four channels each year, and one of them is not on most people’s radars outside of March. Once again, we welcome truTV into our lives.

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Welcome to March, the one time of year people huddle around the television and flip on truTV.

The channel — which is the home for many different comedy shows like Impractical Jokers and Billy On The Street — isn’t the biggest name in television. However, it’s owned by Turner, which owns the rights to the NCAA Tournament.

The network used to be known as CourtTV, until they made the dramatic shift in programming in the early 2010s to exclusively comedy shows. Still, as Turner owns the rights to the whole tournament and there are only so many traditional channels on which the company can broadcast March Madness, truTV gets some time to shine every year.

To find DirecTV it’s on channel 246 and if you’re a DISH Network subscriber it’s on 242, or you can watch it online through your cable provider. The channel will air two games during the First Four, four games on each day of the first round, and then games during Round of 32. After that, the remaining games are on CBS, TBS, and/or TNT.

So if you’re getting ready to watch the game and you’re anxious because a random episode of Tacoma FD is on, don’t worry. You’re in the right place.

Here’s a list of all the games that you can watch on truTV coming up this month.

First Four schedule

5:10 p.m. — No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s — truTV
8:40 p.m. — No. 16 Appalachian State vs. No. 16 Norfolk State — truTV

First round schedule, Friday

12:45 p.m. — No. 3 Arkansas vs. No. 14 Colgate — truTV
3:30 p.m. — No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Hartford — truTV
7:15 p.m. — No. 2 Houston vs. No. 15 Cleveland State — truTV
9:50 p.m. — No. 3 West Virginia vs. No. 14 Morehead State — truTV

First round schedule, Saturday

12:45 p.m. — No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 13 UNCG — truTV
3:30 p.m. — No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 12 UCSB — truTV
7:15 p.m. — No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Ohio — truTV
9:50 p.m. — No. 3 Texas vs. No. 14 Abilene Christian — truTV