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CBS launches OTT sports service

CBS in the US has launched a 24-hour streaming sports news network offering news, highlights and analysis.

The free service is a collaboration between CBS Sports and CBS Interactive and uses the combined resources of CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, 247Sports, SportsLine, CBS Sports Fantasy and MaxPreps to deliver live news, game previews, post-game analysis, highlights and statistical breakdowns.

“CBS Sports HQ is another key step in the evolution of the CBS Corporation,” said Leslie Moonves, chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation.

“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.”

Jim Lanzone, CEO, CBS Interactive and chief digital officer, CBS Corporation, said: “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.”

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; the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android; CBSN; and the CBS All Access subscription service.

CBS Sports HQ replicates the model CBS News and CBS Interactive used to launch 24/7 streaming news service CBSN, which went live in November 2014.