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 around 102 million people across the United States. It also broadcasts to an international audience airing programs mainly out of 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 location of US number 1 news network. Fox sports, however, has been in existence since 1994 and functions like a division with the Fox Broadcasting Company. They began with broadcasting the National Football League games and moved on to receiving the rights of broadcasting the National Hockey League, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the Bowl Championship Series.
FOX Sports offers the exclusive coverage of the Daytona 500. Apart from 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 amongst the most watched professional sports activities in the United States coming second only to professional football. Fox Sports brings these sports activities live from the race track for its viewers. Apart from these Fox Sports along with its sister concern, referred to as Speed channels also covers the F1 and Rolex 24 racing events.
Apart from auto racing the Fox Sports network also provides the exclusive coverage of the World Series and it 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. Since they use 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 also 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 such as Argentina, England, Brazil, Japan, Italy Australia as well as the US. Among the other championships that this network covers is UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
FOX Sports also bring news and sports entertainment from the world of extreme sports. They have partnered with Fuel TV to bring across action sports such as 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 known as 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 by the NCAA such as baseball, football, soccer, wrestling, swimming, tennis etc.
The Fox Sports website bring across all the updates as well as the latest in sports news. They provide comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving in depth sports information in addition to the stories surrounding players and teams.