The Fox News channel is one of America’s leading cable news and satellite channels. Owned by the Fox Entertainment Group it has a viewership of around 102 million people throughout the United States. It also broadcasts to an international audience airing programs mainly out of its New York City studios.
Fox news was developed by the media mogul Rupert Murdoch and was launched in 1996 and rose to prominence steadily gaining the position of US number 1 news network. Fox sports, however, 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 moved on to receiving the rights of broadcasting the National Hockey League, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and also the Bowl Championship Series.
FOX Sports provides the exclusive coverage on the Daytona 500. Apart from this they also exclusive cover other NASCAR events such as Canadian Grand Prix, the US Grand Prix as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Auto racing is one of the most watched professional sports activities in the US coming second just to professional football. Fox Sports brings these sports activities live from the race track for its viewers. Apart from these Fox Sports as well as 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 shall 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 carried out in accordance with the broadcasting agreements following league market distribution stipulations. As 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 likewise owned by the News Corporation and concentrate on bringing soccer events news and stories from around the globe. They air live and taped matches from countries such as Argentina, England, Brazil, Japan, Italy Australia and 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 sports entertainment in 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 nation and has 3 separate cable channels that cover college sports from throughout the country. They’re 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 that are licensed by the NCAA for example baseball, football, soccer, wrestling, swimming, tennis etc.
The Fox Sports website bring across all of the updates as well as the latest in sports news. They offer comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving detailed sports information in addition to the stories surrounding players and teams.