CBS Plans 30+ Hours Of Digital Video Around Super Bowl

CBS Aims To Grow Sports HQ

Armed with a new production studio in Connecticut and broadcast rights to this year’s Super Bowl, CBS Sports is making a push behind its 24-hour streaming channel, CBS Sports HQ.

PGA Signs 11-Year Deal With CBS, ESPN

The networks will combine to deliver 175 hours of coverage across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Financial terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed, though it was clear the PGA Championship is more attractive held in May than in August. The agreement gives CBS and ESPN, which broadcast the Masters, the first two majors of the year.

New Pro Football League In CBS Sports Pact

The Alliance of American Football, founded by Charlie Ebersol and ex-NFL exec Bill Polian, will launch in 2019, a year ahead of Vince McMahon’s competitor XFL 

CBS Reporter Backtracks On Kaepernick Report

NEW YORK (AP) — A CBS Sports reporter clarified his televised report saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick told him he would stand during the national anthem if he played in the NFL again, saying he didn’t actually discuss the issue with the player when they spoke. Jason La Canfora said in a series of tweets on Sunday that […]

CBS Sports Adds Beth Mowins To NFL Teams

Dallas’ Romo Retiring, Joining CBS Sports

Tony Romo is retiring and replacing another former quarterback in Phil Simms on the top NFL broadcasting team for CBS after choosing not to chase that elusive Super Bowl with a team other than the Dallas Cowboys. Romo, who will be paired with play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.


CBS Steps Up Tech Game For Final Four

The collaborative effort between CBS Sports and Turner Sports continues on the operations and engineering at this year’s Final Four, but it’s an “all-CBS” year, and a long-time CBS Sports star, Patty Power, has taken the helm, overseeing the production that features VR, 360-degree replay and 8X super-slo-mo. Crashes Before NCAA Tipoff

Lundquist Fights Back Tears During Final Broadcast

CBS Sports Live Streaming NBA Draft Tonight

Larry Lafave Of CBS Sports Dies At 65

Verne Lundquist Leaving ‘SEC On CBS’ After 2016

ESPN Leads 37th Sports Emmy Nominations

Announcer Jim Ross Joins CBS For Boxing

  NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Business is about to pick up for “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross, best known as a longtime play-by-play voice for World Wrestling Entertainment, has signed on to be a boxing announcer for CBS Sports. His debut will be March 12, the first of eight scheduled monthly events at the Downtown […]


Super Bowl 50 And Its Lasting Tech Legacy

Super Bowl 50 is in the books and with it a massive effort that arguably will reshape the nature of Super Bowl operations for years to come. Why? Simply because of the sheer number of firsts at this year’s big game that might be here to stay.

Early Ratings: Second-Best Super Bowl Ever

The big game scores a 49.0 rating in metered-market households, behind only last year’s record-setting contest. More accurate numbers will be released later today.


CBS Sports Relies on Admiral Video Pylon Cam


CBS Turns Up Tech For Super Bowl Sizzle

Among the innovations CBS Sports has on tap for Sunday’s game at Levi’s Stadium (the control room is above) is a combination of CBS’s super high-res EyeVision 360 camera system, which gives viewers a 360 degree replay perspective on game action, and its virtual first-down and end-zone lines. “If the situation is right, out of the first-down line or end-zone line we are going to bring up vertically a [virtual] transparent pane of glass,” says Ken Aagaard, engineering EVP. “As you revolve around, you can actually see if the ball or the player broke that pane of glass.”

How To Cover A Super Bowl: With 550 Staffers

Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 3:35 p.m. PT Sunday, which means that by 6 that morning the CBS Sports compound of 12 trailers at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco will be buzzing with all the electricity that 32 miles of cable can carry. There are 70 cameras in the stadium, including eight pylon-cams in the end zones, and maybe 100 cameras in all, topped by a cam on the replica Space Needle at California’s Great America next door.

Lesley Visser Combines Grace, Style, Humor

Visser’s résumé as one of the most accomplished sports journalists in the business is well known. She’s the first woman the Boston Globe hired as a sports reporter. She is the first woman to cover the NFL on a regular basis for any media outlet. She is the first woman to be recognized by the NFL Hall of Fame. It’s her role in helping other women grow in the business that is not as publicized. But Visser’s closest friends cite it as quickly and forcefully as any of her many professional accomplishments.

Fantasy Sports Companies Weigh Leaving US

As industry leaders FanDuel and DraftKings fight to protect their lucrative enterprises, other companies offering daily fantasy sports are taking different approaches to how they operate as their new industry faces increased scrutiny.

CBS Golf Analyst Feherty Moves To NBC

CBS To Use Pylon Camera For NFL Coverage

CBS Sports Launches Digital, Daily Newscast

CBS Sports Legend Charles D’Onofrio Dies At 92

CBS Analyst Phil Simms To Avoid Saying ‘Redskins’

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. The network airs the matchup Thursday night as part of its new NFL package. Simms first told The Associated Press last month that he would call the team “Washington” […]

CBS Innovates With US Open Tennis

On Saturday, CBS Sports will begin its broadcasts of the US Open tennis tournament, culminating with the men’s singles championship on Monday Sept. 8. It’s the beginning of the end — ESPN will take over the rights and production duties next year — but that has not prevented the CBS Sports team from ensuring that its role at the center of the production action is anything but top notch.

CBS, NFL Net Prepping For Thurs. Football

If your TV is ever tuned into CBS it doesn’t take long to see the massive effort being put into promoting the new Thursday Night Football broadcast TV franchise. And the combined production efforts being put forth by CBS Sports and the NFL Network behind the scenes is shaping up in such a way that it will arguably be the largest week-in-week-out regular season production the NFL has ever seen.

CBS, Pro Bull Riders Sign Long-Term Deal

The multiyear deal between CBS and the Professional Bull Riders calls for airing 14 bull riding events a year on the regular broadcast network, as well as another 36 on the CBS Sports Network. The PBR will get its most time ever on national TV under the agreement.

Marv Albert Gives Up NFL, To Focus On Basketball

Sports TV Director Sandy Grossman Dies

The eight-time Emmy winner directed 21 seasons of NFL coverage hosted by John Madden and Pat Summerall for CBS and Fox. He came to Fox from CBS with Madden and Summerall for the 1994 season, when Fox first got NFC rights — a major boon for the network. He was 78.

CBS Broadcaster Calls Gonzaga Player A ‘Polack’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A CBS announcer has apologized to a Polish-born Gonzaga player for using a derogatory term while describing the defense Oklahoma State was using against Przemek Karnowski. In an effort to make a comeback in the second half, Oklahoma State started deliberately fouling Karnowski, who is a poor free throw shooter. Andrew […]

CBS’s McManus Outlines Succession Plan

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus discussed succession plans, the relationship with Turner Sports, and the continued strength of live-sports programming in a TV era dominated by DVRs and binge viewing during the B&C Sports Business and Technology Summit in New York City today.

David Berson Named CBS Sports President

David Berson has been promoted to president, CBS Sports. He will continue to report to CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus and will be involved in all aspects of CBS Sports’ day-to-day management and will also continue to lead the CBS Sports Network.

NBC’s Bob Costas Slams CBS Sports

He says the Augusta National Golf Club’s dark history is “the elephant in the room” and CBS ought to acknowledge the club’s “history of racism and sexism.”

CBS: No Regrets On Ware Injury Coverage

The network received praise for restraint in showing the gruesome leg injury of Louisville’s Kevin Ware, although CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said he knew people would say CBS should have shown it more because the network was in a position to document history. “We documented it, we described it and we showed it, and I think that was enough,” he said.


Getting Up To (High) Speed On Super Slo Mo

For the big game, CBS will take advantage of recent developments in 4K high-speed and high-resolution videography to not only slow down action in replays without noticeable motion blur or pixilation, but also to zoom in closely to see if a player’s foot is out of bounds or if the football breaks the plane of the end zone. Other networks are also working to push the envelope with high-speed, high-res cameras and Sony is working on next-generation sports production technology.

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Aresco Exits CBS For Big East Conference

Longtime CBS Sports executive Mike Aresco, who has negotiated TV contracts with many sports rights holders, is moving to the other side of the table. Aresco has been tapped as the commissioner of the troubled Big East Conference, which is set to begin TV negotiations.