Sports have always had a very large fan base. Whether it is football, baseball, cricket, tennis or any other sport; each one has its share of a 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 they can lay their hands on.
In todays digital and satellite age, getting information is no problem whatsoever. The media industry has created such a huge amount of progress that you have dedicated sports channels which cover sports action from across the world and bring all the relevant news on sports for viewers.
Despite there being a substantial number of channels that bring sports news, there are only a few which 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 are considered to have the maximum degree 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 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 in addition to motor racing and other equestrian sports.
ESPN is 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 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 of the NASCAR series as well as the Daytona 500 in the USA. In addition to 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 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 including Brazil, Argentina, Japan, England, Australia and Italy. Some of the games are telecast live while 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 gives a great deal of focus to college sports and has three separate cable channels covering college sports events. This channel even offers several programs that give news on sports in great detail.