The Fox News channel is one of America’s leading cable news and satellite channels. Owned by the Fox Entertainment Group it features a viewership of approximately 102 million people across the United States. In addition, it broadcasts for an international audience airing programs mainly from its NY city studios.
Fox news was created by the media mogul Rupert Murdoch and was launched in 1996 and rose to prominence steadily gaining the position of United States number 1 news network. Fox sports, on the other hand, has been in existence since 1994 and functions like a division of the Fox Broadcasting Company. They began with broadcasting the National Football League games and progressed to acquiring the rights of broadcasting the National Hockey League, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and also the Bowl Championship Series.
FOX Sports offers the exclusive coverage of the Daytona 500. Other than this they also exclusive cover other NASCAR events such as Canadian Grand Prix, the US Grand Prix and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Auto racing is one of the most watched professional sports activities in the United States coming second only to professional football. Fox Sports brings these sporting events live from the race track for its viewers. Apart from these Fox Sports as well as its sister concern, known as the Speed channels also covers the Formula One and Rolex 24 racing events.
Other than auto racing the Fox Sports network also provides the exclusive coverage of the World Series and has been airing this Major League Baseball Championship since 2000 and also as per the new contract will be the exclusive broadcaster till 2013.
Fox Sports also operates with a network of regional broadcasters that help to cover regional games. However, this operation is conducted in line with the broadcasting agreements following league market distribution stipulations. As they make use of the Speed Channel to cover the NASCAR and F1 events, the FOX Soccer channel broadcasts all major League and Premier League games. This channel is likewise owned by the News Corporation and focus on bringing soccer events news and stories from across the world. They air live and taped matches from countries including Argentina, England, Brazil, Japan, Italy Australia as well as the US. One of the other championships that this network covers is UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
FOX Sports also bring news and sporting events from the world of extreme sports. They’ve partnered with Fuel TV to get across action sports including snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, FMX and BMX events. Additionally, Fox Sports identified the magnitude of college sports in the country and has 3 separate cable channels which cover college sports from across the country. They are called the Fox College Sports Atlantic, Fox College Sports Pacific and Fox College Sports Central. These channels cover all of the action and news from college sports which are licensed from the NCAA for example baseball, football, soccer, wrestling, swimming, tennis etc.
The Fox Sports website bring across all of the updates and the latest in sports news. They provide comprehensive coverage of all sports activities giving detailed sports information as well as the stories surrounding players and teams.