Sports have always experienced a very big fan base. Be it football, baseball, cricket, tennis or some other sport; each has its share of the fan following. In certain countries sports almost have a cult like status where people follow their chosen sport with frenzied passion. Such sports enthusiasts are usually on the lookout for a constant feed of news on sports, looking out for all of the reliable information that they can lay their hands on.
Nowadays in this digital and satellite age, getting information is no problem in the least. The media industry has created such a large amount of progress that there are dedicated sports channels that cover sports action from around the globe and bring all the relevant news on sports for their viewers.
Despite there being a substantial number of channels that bring sports news, there are only some that can be reliable sources of such information. Probably 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 all over the world.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports are viewed as to be the most popular sports news providers in Great Britain and Ireland. Both of these channels have emerged as undisputed leaders for giving accurate and advanced sports information. These channels also bring live sports tournaments including tennis, football, golf in addition to motor racing and other equestrian sports.
ESPN is definitely the self proclaimed leader in the world of sports. Over the years this channel continues to grow from strength to strength, increasing its network and viewership. This channel airs numerous live sports events along with some recorded events as well. They cover sports action in the fields of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, cricket etc along with becoming 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 and the Daytona 500 in the USA. In addition to this, Fox Sports also exclusively airs the Major League Baseball games. They’ve been given these broadcasting right until 2013.
Fox Sports also operates through 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 are 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 while others are aired as taped events.
Fox Sports has additionally contributed significantly to action sports covering events for instance BMX, FMX, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. This channel also gives a lot of focus to college sports and it has three separate cable channels covering college sports events. This channel also has several programs that give news on sports in great detail.