CBS Sports HQ, the compliment to the 24/7 streaming news channel CBSN, launched on Monday. CBS Sports HQ doesn’t require a cable login, and will be available to stream 24 hours a day with original news programming, highlights, and analysis.
The CBS Sports HQ feed is available on CBSSports.com, and on the CBS Sports app, available for all major devices and platforms.
In a release, CBS noted that it plans on integrating all of its brands into CBS Sports HQ, including its fantasy platform and 247Sports.
CBS SPORTS HQ utilizes the combined resources of CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, 247Sports, SportsLine, CBS Sports Fantasy and MaxPreps to deliver a robust sports network with live news and reporting, game previews and post-game analysis, must-see highlights, projections and in-depth statistical breakdowns. The digital network will also give viewers the flexibility to control what they watch with DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly.
The network also noted that coverage on CBS Sports HQ would be complimentary to existing coverage on CBS Sports Network and the CBS broadcast network, and that current CBS personalities would be involved with the coverage on the streaming platform.
CBS SPORTS HQ will be complementary to CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network programming. CBS Sports announcers and reporters will be involved in coverage, breaking news, analysis and previews.
CBS SPORTS HQ’s live streaming coverage will be led by a group of experienced anchors and analysts. All CBS Sports Digital writers and insiders will also be involved in coverage regularly.
DVR functionality is also integrated into the live stream, letting viewers rewind segments.
The big thing missing here is live games, which most networks don’t give away without a cable login (unfortunate for those looking stream March Madness games without a login in a couple of weeks). CBS Sports HQ could end up providing whiparound coverage of highlights during the tournament, which some people might prefer instead of switching to different games during commercials, setting up multiple screens or windows, or going full screen with all four games.