CBS Sports HQ, a 24-hour streaming sports news channel available for free on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android and iOS apps, and on other devices, is planning over 30 hours of live streaming from Atlanta, host city for Super Bowl LIII, in the week prior to the big game.
Front Office Sports quotes Jeff Gerttula, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Sports Digital, as saying, "This is the biggest investment in any event we have made... CBS Sports HQ has tools we haven't had in the past, and it's exposure for a great product that fits a need for more fans. It's a great showcase for us and shows everything we have across the board."
Live Super-Bowl-related programming will begin Monday, January 28th, culminating with a 10-hour pregame show. Postgame coverage and highlights will stream until midnight Eastern Time. Sports Video Group identifies programming that will include:
- Kanell and Bell (Monday-Friday, 10:00-11:00 AM, ET) - Hosts Danny Kanell, Raja Bell, and guests will be live from Atlanta getting fans up to speed with the big storylines of the day.
- Pick 6 Rundown (Monday-Friday, 12:00-1:00 PM, ET) - Will Brinson, Pete Prisco, Jason La Canfora, and Brady Quinn report on the day's news, make picks with SportsLine experts, provide a countdown of the 53 most interesting props, and feature live interviews with guests.
- Reiter's Block (Monday-Friday, 5:00-5:30 PM, ET) - Host Bill Reiter conducts in-depth discussions with football legends and active players.
- SportsLine (Monday-Friday, 6:00-7:00 PM, ET): Host Nick Kostos and SportsLine experts deliver analysis and advice, plus the biggest news each night.
- CBS Sports HQ Extravaganza (Sunday, Feb. 3, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, ET) - A 10-hour pre-game extravaganza, with a competition involving CBS Sports Digital talent and current and former players every hour.
- Live Postgame Coverage (Sunday, Feb. 3, 10:00 PM-12:00 AM, ET) - Postgame highlights and reactions, live until midnight ET.
As for the game itself, CBS Sports says that Super Bowl LIII will streamed for free on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app for mobile devices. To get the game on a TV, however, you will need to watch your local CBS affiliate station, either over the air or through a pay TV service, or stream on CBS All Access, which offers a 1-week free trial to new subscribers and is available on Roku and most other OTT devices.