LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The NCAA Tournament is one of the most popular and lucrative tournaments in sports.
The broadcast rights to those games are all part of a $10.8 billion deal.
In 2010 a new deal was struck when the tournament field was increased to 68 teams and the NCAA wanted every tournament game to be broadcast live, something CBS couldn't do on its own.
That's why now the games are shared.
Some air on CBS and others air on Turner-owned channels TBS, TNT and truTV.
"We've been pretty lucky that we've had four Kentucky games in a row,” said Chris Mossman, General Manager of WKYT. “This is the first year that's gone over to cable that we don't have the right to broadcast. Do I wish we could air it? Absolutely, I wish we could air this one. Hopefully, we'll have one Monday night to air."
This year, the final four games -- Florida versus U-Conn and Kentucky vs. Wisconsin -- will air on Turner stations while Monday night's national championship airs on CBS and WKYT.
Turner is also doing a first this year.
While the main national broadcast will air on cable-satellite channel TBS "teamcasts," which are games called by local commentators, will air on TNT and truTV.
The Kentucky teamcast by former Wildcat Rex Chapman and WKYT's Rob Bromley and Dave Baker will air on TNT.
To watch Kentucky versus Wisconsin in the Final Four you will need either cable or satellite to watch either TBS or TNT.
The exact channel number depends on which cable or satellite provider you have and where you live.
Check your channel guide on your television.