CBS merging CSTV into CBS Sports


CBS Corporation announced that it will integrate the combined businesses of its College Sports Television Networks (CSTV) division into the operations of CBS Sports. The reorganization, effective immediately, will be overseen by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports, and the day-to-day operations of CSTV will now be overseen by Tony Petitti, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer, CBS Sports.

"CSTV is one of the great brands in college sports and a real asset to CBS Corporation. It has developed tremendously since we acquired it in 2005, thanks to the vision and hard work of Brian Bedol and his team. We are confident that it is now ready to become a part of the peerless CBS Sports division, joining a tremendous slate of college athletics and an industry-leading production team. I want to thank Brian for all he has done with CSTV, and I look forward to working with Sean and Tony as we bring this extraordinary brand to the next level,” said CBS Corporation CEO Les Moonves.

CSTV’s platforms for distribution include CSTV, a national cable network, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men’s and women’s college sports; and its network of nearly 215 official athletic sites; CSTV XXL and All Access, broadband services providing live and streaming audio and video of more than 10,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more.