TNN Catching March Madness Fever

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The New TNN will televise six highlight shows from CBS' March NCAA
men's-college-basketball-tournament coverage, but it could end up with actual
live game coverage if a U.S-Iraq war breaks out later this month.

TNN is scheduled to air the CBS-produced, half-hour NCAA tournament highlight
and wrap-up shows at 12:30 a.m. March 27 through 30, as well as April 5 and 7,
network executives said. The tournament runs from March 20 through April 7.

But TNN executives are in talks with CBS to potentially inherit the lion's
share of the broadcast network's live NCAA coverage if CBS moves to live
coverage of a potential war.

Last week, CBS Sports president Sean McManus mentioned that TNN was one of
several Viacom Inc.-owned networks that CBS could shift games to in an event of
war.

"There's been discussions about it, but there's been no official word [of a
resolution]," a TNN spokeswoman said.

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