When the NCAA tournament began 84 years ago, television was still a novelty that was not yet available to the public. How times have changed. Today’s flat-screen TVs, using the latest technologies such as OLED and QLED, commonly exceed 60 inches in diagonal, with models exceeding 70 and even 80 in. in diagonal now available. For public venues, even larger flat-screen TVs have been developed.
TV manufacturers have invested heavily in making screens that produce lifelike colors in very high definition, enabling viewersꟷoften clustered in groups in homes or public venuesꟷto cheer on their teams as if they have a prime seat in the basketball arena.