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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.

Related: Fox News Officially Jumps in OTT Arena With Fox Nation

“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 Sports.com, 247Sports, SportsLine, CBS Sports Fantasy and MaxPreps.

At launch, CBS Sports HQ is available on CBSSports.com; 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. 

Read more at B&C.

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