Greenberg son of Hank Greenberg — at that time, running Fusient Media Ventures, a New York-based sports and media company — with the idea for a subscription network featuring college sports 24 hours a day.
From their headquarters and studio operations at Chelsea Piers in New York City, CSTV was the first independent pay-television channel to be distributed nationwide, having been carried on satellite provider DirecTV at launch.
In the fall of , CSTV launched more than broadband channels dedicated to college sports, which feature more than 10, live events. As part of the relaunch, the network added a new news program, College Sports Tonight.
CBS Sports Network uses the AFD 10 broadcast flag to present programming on its standard definition feed in letterboxed widescreen for viewers watching through television sets. Programming[ edit ] CBS Sports Network televises original programming, features, talk shows and documentaries as well as extensive women's sports coverage.
Its regular season and championship event coverage draws from every major collegiate athletic conference and division, in addition to nine NCAA championships. CBS Sports Network televises 35 men's and women's college sports including football , basketball , baseball , ultimate , hockey , lacrosse , soccer , wrestling and volleyball from every major conference.
In April , the network organized the first Collegiate Nationals , a festival of championships dedicated to crowning champions in a wide variety of collegiate action sports such as snowboarding , wakeboarding and beach volleyball.
More than 1, competitors converged on Reno - Tahoe to compete, the largest number ever for an event of its kind.
For its second installment in , the Collegiate Nationals added sports and other events such as national film and music competitions, as well as a second venue — San Diego. The third year, , brought further changes, as the winter sports events were moved to the Keystone Resort near Boulder, Colorado and competitive eating was added.
The relation with the network also gave CSTV exclusive online and broadcasting rights to Notre Dame 's game at Air Force on November 11, — which caused controversy since CSTV did not have carriage as widely distributed as other networks that have aired Notre Dame games.
The network aired flag to flag coverage for the races as well as live coverage for several of the races.
CBSSN will air at least 25 hours of coverage, including coverage of the league's draft.