Sports have always had a very big fan base. Whether it is football, baseball, cricket, tennis or some other sport; each has its share of the 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 also searching for a consistent feed of news on sports, looking out for all the reliable information they can lay their hands on.
Nowadays in this digital and satellite age, getting facts are not an issue in the least. The media industry has made a really huge amount of progress that you have 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 that can be reliable sources of such information. Probably the most reliable channels which have emerged happen to be ESPN, Sky Sports and Sky News, Fox Sports and BBC Sports. These sports channels are considered to offer the maximum amount of coverage for sports action from all over the world.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports are considered to be 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 including tennis, football, golf along with motor racing and 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 too. 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 on the NASCAR series as well as the Daytona 500 in the United States. In addition to this, Fox Sports also exclusively airs the Major League Baseball games. They have been given these broadcasting right until 2013.
Fox Sports also operates by way of a number 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 additionally contributed significantly to the world of action sports covering events such as BMX, FMX, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. This channel also provides 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 provides news on sports in great detail.