CBS Launches Streaming Sports Network

We’ve noted how CBS got a taste of how successful streaming services could be and were looking to grow this business model into the future. Now, they have taken that next pivotal step. CBS has officially launched CBS Sports HQ.This service is a 24/7 stream that covers, “streaming news, highlights and analysis network, with a focus on bringing viewers intelligent, news-driven coverage of sports with no filler.”

CEO of CBS Interactive and Chief Digital Officer of the CBS Corporation, Jim Lanzone, spoke on this new service,

“CBS SPORTS HQ is for fans who want more coverage of the game. Sports fans can now get the news and highlights they want in a true, round-the-clock sportscast on any device, where and when they want. As with CBSN, which continues to attract a growing audience of digital consumers, we also think there’s a tremendous advantage in being first to market with this type of service in a crown jewel category.”

Furthermore, Chairman of CBS Sports, Sean McManus, weighed in,

“CBS SPORTS HQ offers fans a new, always-on, easily accessible way to digitally consume sports news and highlights, with the quality coverage, reporting and analysis they expect from CBS Sports. It’s a terrific platform for us, as we extend the CBS Sports portfolio reaching the growing audience of young viewers who get much of their news and information on digital platforms.”

Anchors and on-air personality will include:

  • Jim Bowden
  • Hakem Dermish
  • Dennis Dodd
  • Rashad Evan
  • Jamie Erdahl
  • Rip Hamilton
  • Chris Hassel
  • Danny Kanell
  • Nick Kostos
  • Gary Parrish
  • Pete Prisco
  • Bill Reiter
  • Thomas Rongen
  • David Samson

As of right now, CBS Sports HQ is available on:

 

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