Sports have always had a very big fan base. Be it football, baseball, cricket, tennis or some other sport; each one has its share of the 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 searching for a consistent feed of news on sports, looking out for all of the reliable information that they can lay their hands on.
In todays digital and satellite age, getting information is no problem whatsoever. The media industry has made such a huge amount of progress that there are dedicated sports channels that cover sports action from around the globe and provide all the relevant news on sports for their viewers.
Despite there being a very large number of channels that bring sports news, there are actually only some that can be reliable sources of such information. Probably the most reliable channels which have emerged have been ESPN, Sky Sports and Sky News, Fox Sports and BBC Sports. These sports channels have been seen to offer the maximum degree of coverage for sports action from all over the world.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports are viewed as being the most popular sports news providers in the UK 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 definitely 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 together with some recorded events too. They cover sports action in the fields of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, cricket etc in addition to being a section of some unconventional action sports. ESPN provides comprehensive coverage and news on these sports in great detail.
Fox Sports is Americas premier sports and sports news channel. This channel is the exclusive broadcaster of the NASCAR series as well as the Daytona 500 in the USA. 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 by way of a number of sister channels or associate channels which allow them to gain wider and greater coverage of sports events. With these sister channels they’re able to cover football games that take 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 action sports covering events such as BMX, FMX, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. This channel also provides a great deal 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.