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 throughout the United States. In addition, it broadcasts for an international audience airing programs mainly out of its NY city studios.
Fox news was developed by the media mogul Rupert Murdoch and was launched in 1996 and rose to prominence steadily gaining the location of US number one 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 progressed to receiving the rights of broadcasting the National Hockey League, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the Bowl Championship Series.
FOX Sports provides 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 one of the most watched professional sporting events in the US coming second just to professional football. Fox Sports brings these sporting events live from the race track to 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 as per the new contract will be the exclusive broadcaster till 2013.
Fox Sports also operates using a network of regional broadcasters that assist to cover regional games. However, this operation is conducted in accordance with the broadcasting agreements following league market distribution terms and conditions. Since 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 also owned by the News Corporation and focus on bringing soccer events news and stories from around the globe. 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 also the UEFA Champions League.
FOX Sports also bring news and sporting events from the world of extreme sports. They have partnered with Fuel TV to bring across action sports including snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, FMX and BMX events. Additionally, Fox Sports identified the magnitude of college sports in the country and possesses 3 separate cable channels that cover college sports from across the country. They’re called the Fox College Sports Atlantic, Fox College Sports Pacific and Fox College Sports Central. These channels cover all the action and news from college sports that are licensed by the NCAA for example 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 offer comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving detailed sports information as well as the stories surrounding players and teams.