Sports have always experienced a very big fan base. Be it football, baseball, cricket, tennis or any other sport; each has its share of the 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 searching for a consistent feed of news on sports, looking out for all of the reliable information they can lay their hands on.

In todays digital and satellite age, getting facts are not an issue whatsoever. The media industry has made such a huge amount of progress that you have 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 variety of channels that bring sports news, there are only some that can be reliable sources of 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 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 Great Britain 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 in addition to 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 numerous live sports events together with some recorded events too. They cover sports action from the fields of basketball, baseball, football, tennis, cricket etc along with 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. 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 number of sister channels or associate channels which allow them to gain wider and greater coverage of sports events. Through these sister channels they’re able to cover football games that take place in foreign countries including Brazil, Argentina, Japan, England, Australia and Italy. Some of the games are telecast live and others are aired as taped events.

Fox Sports has also contributed significantly to the world of action sports covering events for instance BMX, FMX, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. This channel also gives a lot of focus to college sports and has three separate cable channels covering college sports events. This channel also has several programs that provides news on sports in great detail.