CBS Sports

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CBS Sports
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Division of CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Key people Sean McManus (Chairman)
Headquarters New York, New York
Major broadcasting contracts College Basketball
College Football
NFL
PGA Tour
US Open
Parent CBS Corporation
Sister network CBS Sports Network
Official website CBSSports.com

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.

It broadcasts a diverse array of sporting events, including the NFL, Southeastern Conference football, NCAA basketball (including telecasts of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament), PGA golf, and professional tennis.

The online arm of CBS Sports is CBSSports.com. CBS purchased SportsLine.com in 2004, and today CBSSports.com is part of CBS Interactive.

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 most recent graphics and animation package that was first used in the network's Super Bowl XLVII coverage. 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. Fox Sports is the only other U.S. broadcast network sports division to use a 16:9 letterbox presentation for all of their sports programming.

Programs throughout the years[edit]

CBS Sports ID from 1988.

Current programs[edit]

Former programs[edit]

CBS Sports I.D. From 1990

Notable personalities (past and present)[edit]

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Behind the scenes[edit]

Presidents of CBS Sports[edit]

Slogans[edit]

  • "(You'll Say) You Saw It on CBS Sports!" (1978–1980)
  • "When You Look for Champions, You Look to CBS Sports!" (longtime slogan, discontinued after the loss of the NFL and Major League Baseball in 1993, reinstated in 2009).
  • "The Most Compelling Action is on CBS Sports" (began after resuming rights to NCAA Football in 1996).
  • "The Network More People Turn to Than Any Other. The Year-Round Leader is CBS Sports." (used when CBS Sports reached #1 status).

CBS Sports Network[edit]

Main article: CBS Sports Network
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CBS Sports Network is a sports-oriented American digital cable and satellite channel that is operated by CBS Corporation 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[edit]

Main article: 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.[7] CBS Sports Radio is owned and operated by CBS Radio, a division of CBS Corporation, with Cumulus Media Networks handling distribution and marketing of the network. Sports radio stations that are owned by CBS and Cumulus Media carry part of the full schedule of programming, while eight CBS-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.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (November 10, 1981). "Sauter Will Head CBS News". Boston Globe. 
  2. ^ a b Craig, Jack (March 19, 1994). "Pilson is leaving CBS Sports". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ "CBS Not Happy With Losing Philly". Philadelphia Daily News. December 12, 1984. 
  4. ^ Harasta, Cathy (December 15, 1986). "CBS Plans to Announce Corporate Restructuring". The Dallas Morning News. 
  5. ^ "Rebuilding CBS Sports". Miami Herald. June 10, 1994. 
  6. ^ a b "CBS Sports president Kenin loses job". Journal Sentinel. November 6, 1996. 
  7. ^ a b CBS CREATES THE LARGEST MAJOR MARKET SPORTS RADIO NETWORK IN THE NATION CBS Radio official press release, June 21, 2012

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