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CBS Gives New Details on Their FREE Sports Streaming Service


Earlier this year CBS announced plans to launch a 24/7 sports streaming service. CBS is hoping to build off of the success of CBS News to launch new free ad-supported streaming services. Yesterday we got some more details from CBS CEO Leslie Moonves.

“We’re not going to show games,” Moonves said, adding that the company is happy with its current sports-rights packages for the NFL, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, golf, and SEC football. “We’re virtually making money on every single one of them, except maybe ‘Thursday Night Football,’ which isn’t doing so well, but hopefully that changes. The sports rights business has gotten a little out of hand. A lot of packages out there are losing money.” The new sports-branded streaming service, which will be free and ad-supported, “will be more informational, more scores and highlights … but it will not be something you’ll watch a football game on.”

Many had hoped that CBS would stream events that air on CBS free on their new streaming service. CBS already streams on the CBS website. For now though it looks like CBS will be focusing on being more of a highlight and sports news site rather than a service that covers sports events.

Source: Variety 

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  • mr Dave

    What about re-broadcasting games from earlier? Many of us live where our teams are never shown in our areas and I would like to see games even after the fact. Or targeted highlights of particular games. They could simply do wrap ups for each AFC game and people could choose which ones they wanted to view. There is only 16 teams so they’d only have to do 8 custom ‘wrap up highlight’ videos and I think the fans of those teams would really be drawn to it.

    • Vegas Steve

      RedZone is really worth the $10 a month to get to see all the teams, imho. Of course you need a streaming service. SlingTV is about the cheapest way to get it.

  • Brad Gibson

    First of all, Moonves didn’t make this comment Thursday, but Wednesday at the Ignition 2017 conference in NYC. Secondly, this revelation of no live games was reported and confirmed by the companies digital media exec weeks ago.

    • Ryan Ot

      <<< Pats your back just in case you couldn't reach it

      • Brad Gibson

        Two famous quotes for your little jab, Ryan…

        “The truth is more important than the facts.”
        ― Frank Lloyd Wright

        “Facts don’t care about your feelings.”
        ― Ben Shapiro

        Fits well, don’t you think?

  • Me

    what’s the point? No one cares about watching highlights or getting sports news. There is a thing called the internet if one wants that info. The days of ESPN Sports Center type stuff are dead.

    • David Heller

      It is done over the internet a.k.a Over-The-Top, I actually like that idea

  • BigO

    Might be interesting enough for those who want a SportsCenter fix and do not have cable.

  • Vegas Steve

    I can see it now… professional tiddlywinks! Yeah!

  • HeyRadar

    How’s this different than their current CBS Sports app/channel?

  • TexanBorn51

    On OTA the CW35 substation airs the Stadium Channel. It has sports news and programs etc and it also plays live college games from various conferences. CBS will be another free option.

  • PHILIP A LETTIERI

    No huge announcement, but anything that increases our free options is a step in the right direction.