CBS Sports

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CBS Sports
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Launched1955;66 years ago (1955)
Division of CBS
Owner ViacomCBS
Key people Sean McManus (Chairman)
George Cheeks (Chairman and CEO, CBS Entertainment Group)
Bob Bakish (President and CEO, ViacomCBS)
Headquarters New York City
Major broadcasting contracts
Sister network CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports HQ
Official website www.cbssports.com

CBS Sports is the sports division of the American television network CBS. Its headquarters are in the CBS Building on W 52nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, with programs produced out of Studio 43 at the CBS Broadcast Center on W 57th Street.

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CBS' premier sports properties include the National Football League (NFL), Southeastern Conference (SEC) football, NCAA Division I college basketball (including telecasts of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament), and PGA Tour golf, including the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship. [1]

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. [2] (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 Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) subscription to be viewed online, with CBS Sports Network programming requiring a TV Everywhere subscription.)

CBS Sports was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content for Interactive Use for its program March Madness on Demand.

Programs throughout the years

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The former logo of CBS Sports (2016–2021).

Current programs

Former programs

Notable personalities (past and present)

Present

Play-by-play

Analysts

Reporters

Studio hosts

Studio Analysts

Former

Play-by-play

Analysts

Reporters

Studio hosts

Behind the scenes

Presidents of CBS Sports

CBS Sports Network

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CBS Sports Network is a sports-oriented American digital cable and satellite channel that is operated by ViacomCBS through CBS Sports. Launched as the National College Sports Network in 2002, then renamed as College Sports Television in 2003, CBS's then-parent company Viacom acquired the network in 2005 and later renamed it CBS College Sports Network in 2008. The network had always focused on college sports, but in 2011, CBS rebranded the network as CBS Sports Network as a move to reposition the network to include mainstream sports—including coverage of minor professional sports leagues such as the Arena Football League and Major League Lacrosse, although college sports are still aired frequently by the network.

CBS Sports Radio

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CBS Sports Radio is a sports radio network that launched on September 4, 2012 with hourly sports news updates. It began offering a full 24-hour schedule of sports talk programming on January 2, 2013. [16] CBS Sports Radio although originally owned by CBS Radio is now owned directly by ViacomCBS and operated by Audacy, with Westwood One handling distribution and marketing of the network. Sports radio stations that are owned by Entercom and Cumulus Media carry part of the full schedule of programming, while eight Entercom-owned stations carry network programming throughout the day. In addition to carriage on terrestrial stations, CBS Sports Radio also streams its programming on the internet. [16]

CBS Sports HQ

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On February 26, 2018, CBS Sports launched CBS Sports HQ, a 24-hour streaming sports news channel modeled after CBS News's streaming news channel CBSN. [17]

Graphics

On August 31, 2013, CBS Sports rolled out its previous graphics and animation package that was first used in the network's coverage of Super Bowl XLVII. Additionally, in compliance with the Active Format Description #10 code, CBS Sports switched to a 16:9 aspect ratio letterbox presentation used for all sports programming, including the SEC on CBS and the NFL on CBS broadcasts.

On November 30, 2015, CBS Sports released a new logo in order to coincide with the network's coverage of Super Bowl 50. The network also created a new on-air graphics package that debuted as part of the network's Super Bowl week programming. Following the game, the graphics package began to be utilized across all of their programming events, including their joint production of NCAA March Madness with Turner Sports. [18] [19] The Masters, which retains heavy production control over their event, continued to use the network's older graphical style originally unveiled in 2007 until 2019, when they debuted a new graphics package. Also, the network's Thursday Night Football game broadcasts continued to use the graphical style originally used since its debut in 2014 until its rights to that package expired in 2018.

On January 30, 2021, CBS Sports updated its logo to match that of other divisions within the CBS Entertainment Group. It would also unveil a new graphics package the following weekend, when producing Super Bowl LV similar to the one used on March Madness and Turner Sports. [20] Beginning with the weekend of August 28th, 2021, the new graphics that debuted during the network's Super Bowl coverage that February is now used full-time for football coverage across both CBS and CBS Sports Network.

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