Sports have always had a very big fan base. Be it football, baseball, cricket, tennis or any other sport; each has its share of the fan following. In certain countries sports almost possess a cult like status where people follow their chosen sport with frenzied passion. Such sports enthusiasts are also on the lookout for a consistent 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 facts are no problem whatsoever. The media industry has made a really large amount of progress that you have dedicated sports channels which cover sports action from across the world and provide all of the relevant news on sports for viewers.
Despite there being a very large variety of channels that bring sports news, there are only a few 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 offer the maximum amount of coverage for sports action from around the world.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports are viewed as to be the most popular sports news providers in the UK 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 as well as 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 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 Americas premier sports and sports news channel. This channel is the exclusive broadcaster on 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 until 2013.
Fox Sports also operates by way of a range 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 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 lot of focus to college sports and has three separate cable channels covering college sports events. This channel also has several programs that provides news on sports in great detail.