Sports have always experienced a very large fan base. Be it football, baseball, cricket, tennis or some other sport; each has its share of a 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 facts are no problem in the least. The media industry has made a really large amount of progress that there are dedicated sports channels which 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 only some which can be reliable resources for such information. Some of 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 have the maximum degree of coverage for sports action from around 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 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 numerous live sports events together with some recorded events as well. They cover sports action from the fields of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, cricket etc along with becoming 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 as well as 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 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 provides a great deal of focus to college sports and it has three separate cable channels covering college sports events. This channel even offers several programs that provides news on sports in great detail.