CBS has officially launched CBS Sports HQ, its ad-supported sports streaming service built on the model established by CBSN, the network’s streaming news network.
CBS Sports HQ will focus on news, highlights and analysis. The service is available on CBSSports.com; the CBS Sports app for connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku; the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android; CBSN; and the CBS All Access subscription service.
CBS said Sports HQ will also provide “DVR-like functionality” that allows viewers to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming.
"CBS SPORTS HQ is another key step in the evolution of the CBS Corporation," said CBS CEO Les Moonves 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."
"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 at CBS Corporation, in a statement. "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."
CBS said Sports HQ will be complementary to CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network programming and that CBS Sports announcers and reporters will be involved in coverage, breaking news, analysis and previews.
CBS Sports HQ's full team of anchors and analysts can be viewed here.