Sports have always experienced a very large 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 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 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 such a huge amount of progress that there are dedicated sports channels which cover sports action from across the world 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. Probably the most reliable channels that have emerged happen to be 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 around the world.

Sky Sports and BBC Sports are viewed as being the most famous 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 and other equestrian sports.

ESPN is definitely 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 section 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 through 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’re 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 such as 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.