CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network is an American pay television network owned by the CBS Entertainment Group unit of ViacomCBS. When it launched in 2002 as the National College Sports Network (later College Sports Television also known as CSTV), it operated as a multi-platform media brand which also included its primary website,, and a network of websites operated for the athletic departments of 215 colleges and universities.

CBS Sports Network
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downgraded to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
ParentCBS Entertainment Group
Sister channels
LaunchedJune 1, 2002; 19 years ago (2002-06-01)
Former namesNational College Sports Network (2002–2003)
College Sports Television (2003–2008)
CBS College Sports Network (2008–2011)
Verizon FiOSChannel 94 (SD)
Channel 594 (HD)
Available on most cable systemsChannel slots vary on each provider
DirecTVChannel 221
Dish NetworkChannel 158 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 417 (SD)
Channel 1417 (HD)
Streaming media
fuboTVInternet Protocol television
Hulu Live TVInternet Protocol television
YouTube TVInternet Protocol television

After CSTV was acquired by CBS in 2006 (handed over from Viacom who purchased the network the previous year), the network was re-branded as the CBS College Sports Network in 2008. The network initially maintained its college sports focus, but in February 2011, the service was re-branded as CBS Sports Network to re-position it as a mainstream sports service. The network continues to have a particular focus on college sports, along with coverage of smaller leagues and events, simulcasts of sports radio shows from both the CBS Sports Radio network and Entercom's WFAN (formerly owned outright by CBS), and studio and analysis programming.

As of May 2015, CBS Sports Network was available to approximately 61 million pay television households (66.1% of households with cable television) in the United States.[1][2]