Sports have always had a very large fan base. Be it football, baseball, cricket, tennis or any other sport; each has its share of a fan following. In some countries sports almost have a cult like status where people follow their chosen sport with frenzied passion. Such sports enthusiasts are also on the lookout for a constant feed of news on sports, looking out for all the reliable information that they can lay their hands on.
In today’s digital and satellite age, getting information is not an issue in the least. The media industry has made such a huge amount of progress that there are dedicated sports channels that cover sports action from across the world and bring all the relevant news on sports for their viewers.
Despite there being a very large number of channels that bring sports news, there are only a few that can be reliable sources of such information. Some of the most reliable channels that have emerged have been ESPN, Sky Sports and Sky News, Fox Sports and BBC Sports. These sports channels have been seen to have the maximum amount of coverage for sports action from around the world.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports are considered to be the most popular sports news providers in Great Britain and Ireland. These two channels have emerged as undisputed leaders for giving accurate and advanced sports information. These channels also bring live sports tournaments such as tennis, football, golf along with motor racing and other equestrian sports.
ESPN is the self proclaimed ‘leader in the world of sports’. Over the years this channel has grown from strength to strength, increasing its network and viewership. This channel airs a number of live sports events along with some recorded events as well. They cover sports action from the fields of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, cricket etc along with being a part of some unconventional action sports. ESPN provides comprehensive coverage and news on these sports in great detail.
Fox Sports is America’s premier sports and sports news channel. This channel is the exclusive broadcaster of the NASCAR series and the Daytona 500 in the United States. Along with this, Fox Sports also exclusively airs the Major League Baseball games. They have been given these broadcasting right until 2013.
Fox Sports also operates through a number of sister channels or associate channels that enable them to gain wider and greater coverage of sports events. Through these sister channels they are able to cover football games that tale place in foreign countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Japan, England, Australia and Italy. Some of the games are telecast live and others are aired as taped events.
Fox Sports has also contributed significantly to the world of action sports covering events such as BMX, FMX, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. This channel also gives a lot of focus to college sports and has three separate cable channels covering college sports events. This channel also has several programs that give news on sports in great detail.