CBS SPORTS HQ is new, free and catered to the modern sports fan. It's a 24/7 streaming news, highlights and analysis network, with a focus on bringing viewers intelligent, news-driven coverage of sports with no filler.
"CBS SPORTS HQ is another key step in the evolution of the CBS Corporation," said Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO of 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."
Here's a look at what we have in store:
What can I expect on CBS SPORTS HQ?
If you're familiar with CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 streaming national news network, then you probably have a general idea of what to expect. CBS SPORTS HQ will focus on bringing you the sports news, information, highlights and analysis in real time.
Our focus is not on loud arguments or bloated diatribes. Instead, we'll have top-level analysts coming on to talk about the sports and storylines that they know best. Want to know what former Cavaliers executive Raja Bell thinks of the Cavaliers' chances in the East? Need the best info from our fantasy baseball experts to set your lineup? Curious about Brady Quinn's insight on what quarterbacks get put through during the NFL Draft process? We've got you.
Prefer other topics? Shows will be broken into segments, with a DVR functionality that allows you to jump to the segment you want to see. You can keep the live window on as long as you want or jump back to the exact topics you want.
"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," said Jim Lanzone, CEO of CBS Interactive and Chief Digital Officer of CBS Corporation. "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."
How can I watch CBS SPORTS HQ?
You're already on the website, so you can always click this link over to CBSSports.com/live. But we've set out to make it easy on you to watch on a wide variety of platforms.
At launch, CBS SPORTS HQ is available on CBSSports.com; the CBS Sports app for Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku; and the CBS Sports mobile app. If you sign up for the CBS Sports app, we'll even alert you to segments about your favorite teams so you don't miss a thing.
"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," said Sean McManus, Chairman of 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."
Who can I expect to see on CBS SPORTS HQ?
Because we are driven by news, our anchor team guides you through the sports day. That group is headlined by Chris Hassel, Jamie Erdahl, Hakem Dermish and Nick Kostos. They guide viewers through breaking news and discuss the world of sports with our experts.
But those anchors are complemented by a wide array of experts in their fields. We have former athletes such as Danny Kanell, Rip Hamilton, Rashad Evans and Thomas Rongen, as well as former executives such as Jim Bowden and David Samson.
You'll also notice some familiar names on CBS SPORTS HQ: Many of our experts are our longtime columnists, reporters and writers for CBSSports.com. Expect continued high-level analysis and storytelling from the likes of Gary Parrish, Dennis Dodd, Pete Prisco and more. National columnist Bill Reiter even has his own show, a weekday afternoon hour called "Reiter's Block."
And CBS SPORTS HQ is ... free?
Yes. So what are you waiting for? Watch now!