CBS SPORTS HQ models CBSN, 24/7 Streaming News Service, CBSN
CBS SPORTS HQ, a 24-hour streaming sports news network, launched on Monday offering a new free platform for news, highlights and analysis.
It marks the second digital network by CBS Corporation following CBSN, the 24/7 streaming news service from CBS News and CBS Interactive.
“CBS SPORTS HQ is another key step in the evolution of the CBS Corporation,” said Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation. “From CBS All Access to Showtime OTT to CBSN, we are creating best-in-class direct-to-consumer streaming platforms that are positioning us to be leaders in the future of premium content distribution. Thanks to the collaboration of CBS Interactive and CBS Sports, I am confident that CBS SPORTS HQ will become our latest success story in that regard.”
How to stream CBS Sports HQ
For streaming devices, CBS SPORTS HQ is available on the CBS Sports app for Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. The CBS Sports mobile app is supported for iOS and Android devices.
Viewers shouldn’t expect to see any live sporting events on the new CBS network. The digital platform was developed for live, anchored coverage featuring game breakdowns and the day’s top sports storylines.
CBS SPORTS HQ will give viewers the flexibility to control what they watch, with DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly. It utilizes the combined resources of CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, 247Sports, SportsLine, CBS Sports Fantasy and MaxPreps.
CBS Sports announcers and reporters will be involved in coverage, breaking news, analysis and previews. All CBS Sports Digital writers and insiders will also be involved in coverage regularly.
CBS SPORTS HQ replicates the highly successful model used to launch CBSN. Since launching in November 2014, CBSN has grown viewership significantly, drawing 287 million streams in 2017, an increase of 17% compared to the 2016 Election year. CBSN is now on every major platform and continues to expand its original reporting.
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