The Fox News channel is among one of America’s leading cable news and satellite channels. Owned by the Fox Entertainment Group it features a viewership of around 102 million people across the United States. In addition, it broadcasts for an international audience airing programs mainly from its NY city studios.
Fox news was developed by the media mogul Rupert Murdoch and was launched in 1996 and rose to prominence steadily gaining the position of US number one news network. Fox sports, on the other hand, has been in existence since 1994 and functions like a division with the Fox Broadcasting Company. They began with broadcasting the National Football League games and progressed to receiving the rights of broadcasting the National Hockey League, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and also the Bowl Championship Series.
FOX Sports provides the exclusive coverage of the Daytona 500. Apart from this they also exclusive cover other NASCAR events including Canadian Grand Prix, the US Grand Prix as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Auto racing is amongst the most watched professional sporting events in the United States coming second only to professional football. Fox Sports brings these sporting events live from the race track to its viewers. Apart from these Fox Sports as well as 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 offers the exclusive coverage of the World Series and it has been airing this Major League Baseball Championship since 2000 and also as per the new contract will be the exclusive broadcaster till 2013.
Fox Sports also operates using a network of regional broadcasters that help to cover regional games. However, this operation is carried out in accordance with the broadcasting agreements following league market distribution stipulations. As they make use of 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 concentrate on bringing soccer events news and stories from around the globe. They air live and taped matches from countries such as Argentina, England, Brazil, Japan, Italy Australia as well as 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 sports entertainment in the world of extreme sports. They have partnered with Fuel TV to get 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 possesses 3 separate cable channels which cover college sports from throughout the country. They’re called the Fox College Sports Atlantic, Fox College Sports Pacific and Fox College Sports Central. These channels cover all of the action and news from college sports that 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 offer comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving detailed sports information in addition to the stories surrounding players and teams.