Sports news is a part of the news feature that every sports enthusiast awaited during regular news telecasts at the time when there was clearly no dedicated sports or sports news channels. Together with the introduction and subsequent increase of satellite television amongst the masses, dedicated channels featured specialized programs catering to almost all the layers of the population. So one saw the growth of channels for children, women, the young adult etc and saw an upswing of channels dedicated to a specific kind of activity such as music, sports, news, commerce etc.
As the cable tv network grew so did these channels becoming larger and more comprehensive. The networks grew to gain more coverage and cover more sports activities from throughout the world. Some of the channels that have been progressively growing and also have been showing sustainable growth as sports news providers are ESPN, FOX Sports, Sky Sports and BBC Sports.
Fox Sports can be considered as one of the preferred channels in the Uus. This channel provides comprehensive coverage of any number of sports championships and gives accurate sports news for all its viewers. They’ve got a wide network that permits them to not just cover regional sports but in addition enables them to cover sports activities from across the globe. They’ve been airing the MLB World Series exclusively for a while now and they are exclusive broadcasters of an array of popular racing events in the United States such as the NASCAR series and also the Daytona 500. This channel also has dedicated channels which provide news from the world of college sports and extreme sports as well with the help of these partnerships.
Apart from these national events they also cover a number of international sporting events with the help of the network partnerships that they’ve formed. This channel covers major football league matches from countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Australia and Italy too.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports have been going neck to neck in terms of their popularity in Great Britain and Ireland. These channels began with their primary focus located on popular European sports such as soccer and rugby. Though with the growing market these channels in addition have diversified and today bring sports news from any of the sporting events. Sky Sports has also been give attention to popularizing the A1 Grand Prix by doing extensive coverage on the event.
ESPN is one of the largest sports news providers across the globe that has a presence in the majority of the continents. This has led the channel to proclaim itself as the “worldwide leader in the world of sports”. ESPN covers almost all sporting events that range from the world of professional sports and extends to college sports and other unusual sports forms such as extreme sports. This channel has contributed significantly towards popularization of extreme sports because they are the exclusive broadcasters of the X Games, the most prestigious of the extreme sports events.
All these sports and sports news channels don’t simply cover these sports events and bring its viewers news on the sports world, but additionally give an indepth understanding of sports events including statistical analysis, player and team performance analysis, score reviews as well as inform the viewers on the important game schedules.