CBS Sports Network and IMG Announce Multi-Year Agreement to Air World's Strongest Man Competition

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June 18th, 2013


via press release:






CBS Sports Network and IMG have reached a multi-year agreement to showcase the World’s Strongest Man competition on CBS Sports Network, as part of the Network’s CBS Sports Spectacular series. CBS Sports Network will air ten 30-minute episodes from the 2013 competition, culminating with a one-hour finale crowning the 2013 World’s Strongest Man.


Programming begins on Wednesday, Oct. 16 (7:00 PM, ET) and airs weekly through the finale on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25 (9:00 PM, ET). Brent Stover calls the action from Sanya, China, along with Aaron Taylor and three-time World’s Strongest Man Bill Kazmaier.


“World’s Strongest Man is a compelling competition and an established brand that we’re excited to add to our CBS Sports Spectacular lineup,” said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports Network. “The sport appeals to a wide audience and we are thrilled to partner with IMG to showcase this premier competition.”


“CBS is the original home of World’s Strongest Man and IMG is delighted to be bringing the competition back to the CBS Sports family. We are quite certain it will continue to grow and prosper on CBS Sports Network,” said Barry Frank, Executive Vice President, Media Sports Programming, IMG.


CBS Sports Network also will air classic World’s Strongest Man competitions beginning with an encore presentation of the 1983 event on Wednesday, June 17 (7:00 PM, ET). The classic competitions date back to the inaugural World’s Strongest Man in 1977 and air weekly on Wednesday nights through the start of the 2013 competition.


            CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to

  • Ben Lopes

    CBS Sports is now the headquarters for Steroid Nation. ESPN cold not get away from that show fast enough.

    Writers for ESPN were facing the possibility of losing voting Privileges in Major League Baseball and the NFL.

    World’s Strongest Man does not test for PEDS at all and never has.

    There are reports out there that many competitors have died while still active including Johnny Perry and Jesse Marunde.

    Good Luck CBS, Aaron Taylor and Brent Stover, I think you will regret this one.

  • Ben Lopes

    CBS Sports is now the official head of Steroid Nation.

    Good Luck dealing the flak about out of control drug use and promoters of the sport who are drug dealers.

    World’s Strongest Man not only refuses to test for steroids, it promoted use by its competitors.

  • Ben Lopes

    One last comment – All IMG World and Barry Frank had to do was make a choice between ESPN and drug testing. Drug test and you are on ESPN for as long as you want.

    IMG World chose drugs…wow.

    A fair question Barry Frank is…are you compelled to keep World’s Strongest Man on TV with drugs? Are you compromised by real live bad guys who traffic illegal drugs? A fair question.

    It is one the should be asking and one CBS Sports Network should investigate before it airs one frame of the show.

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