CBS Sports is the sports division of the American television network CBS. Its headquarters are in the CBS Building on West 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City, with programs produced out of Studio 43 at the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th Street.
|Key people||Sean McManus (Chairman)|
Joseph Ianniello (Chairman and CEO, CBS Entertainment Group)
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Major broadcasting contracts||NFL on CBS|
College Basketball on CBS
(NCAA March Madness)
SEC on CBS
PGA Tour on CBS
Professional Bull Riders
|Sister network||CBS Sports Network|
CBS Sports HQ
Its premier sports properties are professional basketball (including BIG3 and the WNBA), NFL, Southeastern Conference (SEC) football, NCAA basketball (including telecasts of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament), and PGA Tour golf, including The Masters and the PGA Championship.
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. (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 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.
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. 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.
Programs throughout the years
- PGA Tour on CBS (1956–present)
- CBS Sports Spectacular (1960–present)
- College football (1950s–1966, 1968–present)
- Road to the Final Four (1981–present)
- NFL on CBS (1956–1993, 1998–present)
- Professional Bull Riders (2013–present)
- BIG3 (2019–present)
- WNBA on CBS Sports Network (2019–present)
- World TeamTennis (2019–present)
- Major League Baseball on CBS (1947–1950, 1955–1965, 1990–1993)
- Thoroughbred Racing on CBS
- Little League World Series (1953)
- College Football on CBS
- Orange Bowl (1953–1961; 1996–1998)
- Gator Bowl (1956–1963, 1986–1987, 2007–2010)
- Cotton Bowl Classic (1958–1992, 1996–1998)
- Blue-Gray Football Classic (1965)
- Fiesta Bowl (1974–1977, 1996–1998)
- Blockbuster/CarQuest Bowl (1991–1995)
- Peach Bowl (1978–1985)
- Big Ten Conference (1982–1986)
- Pac-10 Conference (1982–1986)
- College Football Association (1987–1990)
- Big East Conference (1996–2000)
- Navy–Notre Dame (1996–2018, even-numbered years only)
- Mountain West Championship Game (2013–2014)
- NHL on CBS (1956–1960, 1966–1972, and 1980)
- Olympics on CBS
- NASCAR on CBS (1960–2000)
- National Professional Soccer League (1967)
- Tennis on CBS
- North American Soccer League (1969, 1974–1976)
- 1974 FIFA World Cup
- Formula One (1977–1981, 1983–1988, 2005–2006)
- NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship (1982–1995)
- Tour de France (1987–2010)
- College World Series on CBS (1988–2002)
- Championship Auto Racing Teams (1989–1991, 2002–2003, 2005–2007)
- Indy Racing League (1997–1998)
- Professional Bowlers Tour (1998–1999)
- PGA Tour on CBS
- American Le Mans Series (2005–2006, 2010)
- Elite Xtreme Combat (2008)
- Strikeforce (2009–2010)
- Major League Lacrosse (2013–2017)
- Arena Football League on CBS (2013–2018)
- NFL Thursday Night Football (2014–2017)
- Alliance of American Football (2019)
- UEFA Champions League on CBS (2021-2024)
Notable personalities (past and present)
- NFL on CBS – Jim Nantz, Greg Gumbel, Ian Eagle, Kevin Harlan, Spero Dedes, Andrew Catalon, Tom McCarthy, Beth Mowins
- PGA Tour on CBS – Jim Nantz, Andrew Catalon, Verne Lundquist
- SEC on CBS – Brad Nessler, Carter Blackburn
- College Basketball on CBS – Jim Nantz, Ian Eagle, Kevin Harlan, Spero Dedes, Andrew Catalon, Carter Blackburn, Brad Nessler, Tom McCarthy
- NCAA March Madness – Jim Nantz, Ian Eagle, Kevin Harlan, Spero Dedes, Brian Anderson, Andrew Catalon, Carter Blackburn, Brad Nessler
- BIG3 – Brian Custer, Carter Blackburn, Ed Cohen
- NFL on CBS – Tony Romo, Dan Fouts, Trent Green, Rich Gannon, Gene Steratore, Phil Simms, Nate Burleson, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, James Lofton, Adam Archuleta, Jay Feely, Tiki Barber
- PGA Tour on CBS – Nick Faldo, Ian Baker-Finch, Davis Love III, Trevor Immelman, Dottie Pepper, Frank Nobilo, Mark Immelman
- SEC on CBS – Gary Danielson, Aaron Taylor, Gene Steratore
- College Basketball on CBS – Grant Hill, Clark Kellogg, Bill Raftery, Jim Spanarkel, Dan Bonner, Seth Davis, Wally Szczerbiak, Steve Lappas, Steve Lavin, Gene Steratore, Pete Gillen
- NCAA March Madness – Grant Hill, Clark Kellogg, Bill Raftery, Jim Spanarkel, Dan Bonner, Seth Davis, Wally Szczerbiak, Steve Lappas, Steve Lavin, Gene Steratore, Len Elmore, Debbie Antonelli, Steve Smith, Brent Barry, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Candace Parker, Brendan Haywood, Jim Jackson, Dwyane Wade
- BIG3 – Jim Jackson, Brendan Haywood, Avery Johnson
- NFL on CBS – Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, Melanie Collins, Amanda Balionis, John Schriffen
- PGA Tour on CBS – Amanda Balionis
- SEC on CBS – Jamie Erdahl, John Schriffen
- College Basketball on CBS – Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, John Schriffen, Jamie Erdahl, Melanie Collins
- NCAA March Madness – Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, John Schriffen, Lisa Byington, Dana Jacobson, Jamie Erdahl, Allie LaForce
- BIG3 – Michael Rapaport, Brandon Tierney
- NFL on CBS – Marv Albert, Brian Anderson, Gary Bender, Jack Buck, Don Criqui, Irv Cross, Mike Emrick, Dick Enberg, Frank Glieber, Gus Johnson, Verne Lundquist, Bill Macatee, Sean McDonough, Jim McKay, Tim Ryan, Ray Scott, Chris Schenkel, Vin Scully, Dick Stockton, Pat Summerall
- Thursday Night Football – Greg Gumbel, Ian Eagle, Kevin Harlan, Jim Nantz
- PGA Tour on CBS – Verne Lundquist, Sean McDonough, Brent Musburger, Vin Scully, Pat Summerall
- SEC on CBS – Gary Bender, Craig Bolerjack, Don Criqui, Frank Glieber, Verne Lundquist, Brent Musburger
- College Basketball on CBS – Gary Bender, Bob Carpenter, Irv Cross, Jim Durham, Mike Emrick, Dick Enberg, Frank Glieber, Mike Gorman, Bill Macatee, Jim McKay, Sean McDonough, Brent Musburger, Tim Ryan, Ted Robinson, Ray Scott, Chris Schenkel, Vin Scully, Dave Sims, Pat Summerall, Michele Tafoya, Gary Thorne, Steve Zabriskie
- Major League Baseball on CBS – Jack Buck, Dizzy Dean, Sean McDonough, Vin Scully, Dick Stockton
- NBA on CBS – Gary Bender, Frank Glieber, Brent Musburger
- NHL on CBS – Dan Kelly, Bud Palmer
- Olympics on CBS – Phil Liggett, Brad Nessler, Bud Palmer, Tim Ryan, Chris Schenkel, Al Trautwig
- NASCAR on CBS – Chris Economaki, Mike Joy, Ken Squier, Bill Stephens
- Tennis on CBS – Bud Collins, Ian Eagle, Dick Enberg, Frank Glieber, Bill Macatee, Sean McDonough, Ted Robinson, Jim Nantz, Pat O'Brien, Tim Ryan, Brent Musburger, Vin Scully, Ken Squier, Pat Summerall
- Tour de France – Phil Liggett, John Tesh, Al Trautwig
- National Professional Soccer League – Jack Whitaker
- NFL on CBS – Terry Bradshaw, Dan Dierdorf, John Madden, Tom Brookshier, Frank Gifford, Hank Stram, Pat Summerall, Solomon Wilcots, Bruce Arians, Steve Tasker
- Thursday Night Football – Tony Romo, Phil Simms, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, LaDanian Tomlinson, Bill Cowher, Deion Sanders, Willie McGinest, Trent Green, Dan Fouts, Rich Gannon
- PGA Tour on CBS – Ken Venturi
- College Football on CBS – Craig James
- College Basketball on CBS – Al McGuire, Quinn Buckner, Stephen Bardo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Doug Collins, Rick Barry, Billy Cunningham, Tom Heinsohn, Rod Hundley, Bill Russell, Mendy Rudolph, Sonny Hill, Oscar Robertson, Steve Kerr, Matt Guokas, Larry Conley
- Major League Baseball on CBS – Jim Kaat, Tim McCarver
- NBA on CBS – Rick Barry, Billy Cunningham, Tom Heinsohn, Rod Hundley, Bill Russell, Mendy Rudolph, Sonny Hill, Oscar Robertson, Al McGuire, Quinn Buckner, Stephen Bardo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Doug Collins, Steve Kerr, Matt Guokas, Larry Conley
- NHL on CBS – Fred Cusick
- NASCAR on CBS – Buddy Baker, Neil Bonnett, David Hobbs, Ned Jarrett
- Tennis on CBS – Julie Anthony, Mary Carillo, Jim Courier, Julie Heldman, Jack Kramer, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Tony Trabert
- National Professional Soccer League – Danny Blanchflower
- NFL on CBS – Bonnie Bernstein, Jamie Erdahl, Jenny Dell
- PGA Tour on CBS – Dick Enberg,
- College Football on CBS – Sam Ryan
- College Basketball on CBS – Bonnie Bernstein, Sam Ryan, Michele Tafoya, Solomon Wilcots,
- Major League Baseball on CBS – Jim Gray
- NBA on CBS - Craig Sager,
- NASCAR on CBS – Dave Despain,
- Olympics on CBS – Harry Reasoner, Mary Carillo, Lesley Visser, Michael Barkann, Craig James, Darren Pang
- Tennis on CBS – Jill Arrington, Bonnie Bernstein, John Dockery, Mary Joe Fernández, Andrea Joyce, Summer Sanders, Michele Tafoya, Lesley Visser, Tracy Wolfson
- NFL on CBS – Phyllis George, Brent Musburger, Pat O'Brien, Jim Nantz, Greg Gumbel
- College Football on CBS – Greg Gumbel, Brent Musburger
- College Basketball on CBS – Jim Nantz, Dick Stockton, Brent Musburger, Pat O'Brien, Sam Ryan
- CBS Sports Spectacular – Jack Whitaker, Dick Stockton, Brent Musburger, John Tesh
- Thursday Night Football - James Brown, Rich Eisen
Behind the scenes
Presidents of CBS Sports
CBS Sports Network
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
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. CBS Sports Radio although originally owned by CBS Radio is now owned directly by CBS Corporation and operated by Entercom, 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.
CBS Sports HQ
CBS Sports HQ is a 24-hour live, free-to-view, ad-supported rolling sports news channel that launched February 26, 2018. News items are broken into segments with a DVR-like functionality that allows viewers to check back the story that they've missed earlier. It is a collaboration between CBS Sports and CBS Interactive. Like its sister station CBSN, it can be watched for free on a multitude of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, computers, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. It can also be accessed through the CBS Sports app for iOS and Android, and CBS All Access.
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