Sports have always had a very big fan base. Be it football, baseball, cricket, tennis or some other sport; each has its share of a fan following. In some countries sports almost possess 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 they can lay their hands on.
Nowadays in this digital and satellite age, getting information is not an issue in the least. The media industry has created a really large amount of progress that there are dedicated sports channels which cover sports action from around the globe and bring all of the relevant news on sports for their viewers.
Despite there being a very large number of channels that bring sports news, there are only some 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 amount of coverage for sports action from all over the world.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports are viewed as to be the most famous 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 such as tennis, football, golf along with motor racing as well as other equestrian sports.
ESPN is the self proclaimed leader in the world of sports. Throughout the years this channel has grown 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 in the fields of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, cricket etc in addition to 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 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 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. Through 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 and 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 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.