The Fox News channel is one of America’s leading cable news and satellite channels. Owned by the Fox Entertainment Group it has a viewership of approximately 102 million people across the United States. It also broadcasts to an international audience airing programs mainly out of its New York City studios.
Fox news was created by the media mogul Rupert Murdoch and was launched in 1996 and rose to prominence steadily gaining the position of United States’ number one news network. Fox sports, on the other hand, has been in existence since 1994 and functions as a division of the Fox Broadcasting Company. They began with broadcasting the National Football League games and moved on to acquiring the rights of broadcasting the National Hockey League, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the Bowl Championship Series.
FOX Sports provides the exclusive coverage of the Daytona 500. Apart from this they also exclusive cover other NASCAR events such as Canadian Grand Prix, the US Grand Prix and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Auto racing is one of the most watched professional sporting events in the US coming second only to professional football. Fox Sports brings these sporting events live form the race track for its viewers. Apart from these Fox Sports along with its sister concern, known as the Speed channels also covers the Formula One and Rolex 24 racing events.
Apart from auto racing the Fox Sports network also provides the exclusive coverage of the World Series and has been airing this Major League Baseball Championship since 2000 and as pee the new contract shall be the exclusive broadcaster till 2013.
Fox Sports also operates with a network of regional broadcasters that to help cover regional games. However, this operation is conducted in line with the broadcasting agreements following league market distribution terms and conditions. As they use the Speed Channel to cover the NASCAR and F1 events, the FOX Soccer channel broadcasts all major League and Premier League games. This channel is also owned by the News Corporation and focus on bring soccer events news and stories from across the world. They air live and taped matches from countries such as Argentina, England, Brazil, Japan, Italy Australia and the US. Among the other championships that this network covers is UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
FOX Sports also bring news and sporting events from the world of extreme sports. They have partnered with Fuel TV to bring across action sports such as snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, FMX and BMX events. Additionally, Fox Sports identified the magnitude of college sports in the country and has 3 separate cable channels that cover college sports from across the country. They are called the Fox College Sports Atlantic, Fox College Sports Pacific and Fox College Sports Central. These channels cover all the action and news from college sports which are licensed by the NCAA such as baseball, football, soccer, wrestling, swimming, tennis etc.
The Fox Sports website bring across all the updates and the latest in sports news. They provide comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving in depth sports information as well as the stories surrounding players and teams.