Sports have always had a very large fan base. Whether it is football, baseball, cricket, tennis or some other sport; each has its share of a 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 also on the lookout for a consistent feed of news on sports, looking out for all the reliable information that they can lay their hands on.

In todays digital and satellite age, getting facts are no problem whatsoever. The media industry has made such a large amount of progress that there are dedicated sports channels that cover sports action from around the globe and provide all of the relevant news on sports for viewers.

Despite there being a very large variety of channels that bring sports news, there are only a few that can be reliable resources for such information. Some of 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 have the maximum degree of coverage for sports action from around 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 definitely the self proclaimed leader in the world of sports. Over the years this channel continues to grow from strength to strength, increasing its network and viewership. This channel airs numerous live sports events along with some recorded events as well. They cover sports action from the fields of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, cricket etc in addition to becoming 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 and the Daytona 500 in the USA. Along with this, Fox Sports also exclusively airs the Major League Baseball games. They’ve been given these broadcasting until 2013.

Fox Sports also operates by way of 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 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 action sports covering events such as BMX, FMX, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. This channel also provides a lot 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.