Around the Biz 3/21/19: AAC’s New Deal With ESPN, Games in 4K Headline Start of March Madness

Here’s a quick roundup of the big news buzzing around the college sports-media industry today:

AAC, ESPN Agree to 12-Year Media-Rights Deal Worth $1B (SportsBusiness Daily)

Dish To Offer March Madness Games in 4K (The TV Answer Man)

DIRECTV March Madness in 4K Continues With First Four (HD Report)

American Gaming Association: March Madness Wagers Expected to Cross $8.5 Billion (Front Office Sports)

Big Money Pours In for B-Ball’s Big Dance (TV NewsCheck)

March Madness Inspires TV Upgrades (TVTechnology)

How Cutting-Edge Technology Helps Basketball Players Shoot (Newsday)

Coaches Frustrated After ESPN Botches NCAA Bracket Rollout (TV NewsCheck)

Spatial Technology Might Be the Next Big Thing in College Basketball (Arizona Daily Star)

For CBS Lead CBB Producer Mark Wolff, March Brings Fresh Dose of Madness (The Los Angeles Times)

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