CBS Sports HQ

CBS Sports HQ is a streaming video sports channel operated by the CBS Sports and CBS Interactive divisions of CBS Corporation focused on airing sports news, highlights and scores, similar to pre-2010 ESPNews.[1][2] Like its sister station CBSN, it is designed primarily as a digital-oriented service and is available for free on a multitude of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, computers, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. It can also be accessed through the CBS Sports app for iOS and Android, and CBS All Access rather than traditional platforms such as television, broadcast or otherwise. The service is designed with younger audience in mind, allowing a viewer to get continuously updated information from the world of sports in a fast-paced format at any time of the day. It can be watched as a linear channel or as on-demand segments. The network carries eight minutes of advertising per hour and operates live, on average, 10 hours daily.[3]

CBS Sports HQ
CBS Sports HQ
LaunchedFebruary 26, 2018
NetworkCBS Sports
CBS Interactive
Owned byCBS Corporation
Picture format720p (HD, variable due to user bandwidth)
SloganGame on.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Sister channel(s)CBS
CBSN
CBS All Access
CBS Sports Network
Streaming media
Online streamcbssports.com/live
Amazon Fire TVCBS Sports app
Apple TVCBS Sports
RokuCBS Sports app
XBMC & KodiCBS Sports HQ
cbssports.com live
Windows StoreCBS Sports app
MobileCBS Sports app
iOS, Windows and Android (Chromecast)

History

CBS Sports HQ desk, Feb 2019
CBS Sports HQ at the Georgia World Congress Center, 2019

Planning for the service began in early 2017. It was described early on as being the "CBSN for sports".[4] CBS Sports HQ was launched on February 26, 2018, after success with CBSN and CBS All Access. Nick Kostos previewed the launch at 5pm and then Chris Hassel and Dalen Cuff kicked the broadcast off at 7pm that night. Speaking to investors after reporting fourth-quarter earnings in 2018, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves stated the company had garnered a combined five million subscribers to its “CBS All Access” streaming service and an over-the-top version of Showtime and expected to surpass its goal of 8 million subscribers by 2020. Meanwhile, CBSN saw streams rise by 17% in 2017 compared to the year-earlier period.[5]

Programming

CBS Sports HQ draws content from CBS Sports along with its various digital properties, such as 247Sports, SportsLine, CBS Sports Fantasy and MaxPreps to deliver live news reports, game previews, post-game analysis, highlights and in-depth statistical breakdowns to connected devices, without focusing on "loud arguments or bloated diatribes".[6]

CBS Sports HQ displays continuous information on a "R"-shaped ticker placed at the lower and right-sides of the TV screen, which isn't visible during commercial breaks. The lower third ticker contains scores, brief news alerts, the day's sports headlines and fixtures in a ESPN BottomLine-styled format. The right-side ticker predominantly features statistics, tables, and fixtures. It is once complained[7] that this graphic design carried too much information at once.

CBS Sports HQ covers an extremely wide range of sports leagues, including those that CBS doesn't have rights to broadcast. Its programming includes recurring segments such as Morning Trends (the hottest sports stories in social media), At this Hour (five biggest stories of the hour), News in 90 (four of five biggest stories of the day) and HQ Refresh (the biggest stories and scores of the day).

In contrast to CBSN, which carries some over-the-air CBS News programming on a time delay, CBS Sports HQ does not carry any longform content from CBS television or CBS Sports Network. Live sporting events are also absent from the network's programming.

Anchors

Many of CBS Sports Digital’s writers and analysts will also contribute, including national college football writer Dennis Dodd; senior NFL columnist Pete Prisco; and college basketball columnist Gary Parrish.

References

  1. ^ "What is CBS SPORTS HQ? Your guide to our new 24/7 streaming sports news network". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  2. ^ "CBS launches CBS SPORTS HQ, a 24/7 streaming network for sports news, highlights and analysis". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  3. ^ Patel, Sahil (2018-12-24). "CBS aims to grow Sports HQ within its network of streaming channels". Digiday. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ Perez, Sarah. "What we know about CBS's upcoming streaming service for sports". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2018-02-26). "CBS Launches Streaming Sports-News Outlet CBS Sports HQ". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  6. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (2018-02-26). "CBS Launches Free 24-Hour Sports Streaming Network CBS Sports HQ". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  7. ^ Appel, Troy (2018-02-28). ".@CBSSports HQ has too much going on on the screen. I'm not a fan of the side score panel. It makes it tough to focus on main screen". @tdappel. Retrieved 2018-12-20.

External links

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The ad-supported service primarily features content from CBS News along with other CBS-owned properties, hosted during much of the day by various CBS News personalities, along with coverage of breaking news and live events. CBSN also serves as a timeshift channel, carrying some CBS News programs on a short delay. CBSN is designed primarily to appeal to a younger audience with a format allowing viewers to watch it as a live, linear stream, or to watch program segments on-demand.

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Its premier sports properties are the NFL, Southeastern Conference (SEC) football, NCAA basketball (including telecasts of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament), and PGA Tour golf, including The Masters and the PGA Championship.

The online arm of CBS Sports is CBSSports.com. CBS purchased SportsLine.com in 2004, and today CBSSports.com is part of CBS Interactive. On February 26, 2018, following up on the success of their online news network CBSN, CBS Sports launched CBS Sports HQ, a 24/7, online only, linear sports news network. The network focuses entirely on sports news, results, highlights and analysis. (CBS Sports college sports and golf programming that it distributes over the air is generally made available for free via separate streams, as are a limited number of NFL national telecasts; the remainder requires a CBS All Access subscription to be viewed online, with CBS Sports Network programming requiring a TV Everywhere subscription.)

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