CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK, A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND FREE, 24/7 STREAMING NETWORK IN THE US DEDICATED TO GLOBAL SOCCER, TO LAUNCH APRIL 11
Streaming on CBS Sports Digital Platforms, Paramount+ and Pluto TV, CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK to Feature Unparalleled Coverage of All Top Domestic and International Soccer Competitions
"Morning Footy" Anchors Programming Lineup Along with Live Matches, Highlights, Documentaries, Magazine Shows and More
CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK Is Latest Powerhouse FAST Offering from Paramount Global
CBS Sports will launch CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK, a first-of-its-kind free, 24-hour direct-to-consumer digital network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to global soccer coverage, on Tuesday, April 11. CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK, with its unparalleled coverage of all the top domestic and international soccer competitions across the globe, will become the ultimate year-round streaming destination for soccer fans.
CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK will be anchored weekdays from 7:00-9:00 AM, ET, by MORNING FOOTY, the Network's flagship morning show. Host Susannah Collins along with former U.S. Men's National Team player Charlie Davies, analyst Nico Cantor and "The Cooligans" soccer personality and comedian Alexis Guerreros bring their unique voices and fresh perspectives to the latest news and storylines impacting soccer worldwide. With match highlights, compelling analysis, entertaining interviews, updates from reporter Jenny Chiu and more, MORNING FOOTY helps set the day for fans everywhere. In addition, the Network will feature live matches, pre- and post-match breakdowns, magazine shows, films from Paramount+'s STORIES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL GAME soccer documentary collection and original programming.
"The launch of the CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK demonstrates the continued evolution of our industry-leading soccer coverage as we build on the incredible momentum we have created the past three years delivering authentic, informative, engaging and entertaining content across multiple platforms," said Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports. "Led by our best-in-class studio shows and announcers, more than 2,400 live soccer matches a year and now a dedicated soccer streaming network, CBS Sports is the ultimate destination for soccer fans."
"Interest in soccer has never been stronger. By launching a first-of-its-kind streaming network in the U.S. dedicated to soccer globally, CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK provides a tremendous growth opportunity by delivering unprecedented, round-the-clock coverage for passionate soccer fans," said Jeff Gerttula, executive vice president, digital, of CBS Sports and CBS News and Stations. "CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK capitalizes on our existing soccer rights by building free audiences around CBS Sports and Pluto TV platforms while driving new subscribers and enhancing the sports experience for Paramount+."
As part of CBS Sports' UEFA Champions League coverage, CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK will provide an exclusive pre- and post-match show surrounding CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TODAY, CBS Sports' critically acclaimed studio show, and offer fans same-day Champions League match re-airs.
The CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK's robust 24/7 programming lineup will include select live matches plus match re-airs, leveraging CBS Sports' collection of top-tier soccer properties, including UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, NWSL, Concacaf national team competitions, Barclays Women's Super League, Campeonato Brasileirão Série A, Scottish Professional Football League, Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol and the AFC Champions League.
CBS Sports roster of soccer announcers, including Serie A analysts Marco Messina, Poppy Miller, Mike Grella, Matteo Bonetti, Aaron West and Fabrizio Romano, CBS Sports rules analyst Christina Unkel, and UEFA Champions League Today studio team Kate Abdo, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Guillem Balagué will appear on CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK throughout the year.
Production for CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK is led by Pete Radovich, VP of production and creative director of CBS Sports, and Mike Nastri, the Network's producer. Harold Bryant is the executive producer of CBS Sports.
At launch, the CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK will be available free on CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports app for connected TV devices, the CBS Sports mobile app and Pluto TV, as well as Paramount+ as the latest addition to the service's unmatched sports experience.
CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK extends Paramount Global's position as the category leader in the development of free sports, news and entertainment streaming networks that offer viewers new ways to digitally consume content and information like never before. CBS SPORTS GOLAZO NETWORK joins CBS Sports HQ, the always-on streaming sports news network, CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service, and Pluto TV, the pioneer and leading player in the FAST industry.