CBS Launches Streaming Sports News Service

Free 24-hour OTT network CBS Sports HQ is ad supported
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CBS on Monday (Feb. 26) launched CBS Sports HQ, a 24-hour streaming sports news network with updates, scores, highlights and analysis.

The service is accessible free and supported by advertising.

CBS Sports HQ follows on CBSN, a 24-hour free streaming news service. CBS also has subscription streaming services in CBS All Access and a Showtime OTT product that, combined, have about 5 million subscribers.

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“CBS Sports HQ is another key step in the evolution of the CBS Corporation,” CBS CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. “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.”

The new network is a collaboration between CBS Sports and CBS Interactive and employs the resources of CBS Sports, CBS, 247Sports, SportsLine, CBS Sports Fantasy and MaxPreps.

At launch, CBS Sports HQ is available on; the CBS Sports app for connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku players and Roku TVs; the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android; CBSN; and the CBS All Access subscription service. 

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