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 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 position 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 moved on to receiving 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 as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Auto racing is amongst the most watched professional sporting events in the US 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, referred to as 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 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 terms and conditions. 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 also owned by the News Corporation and concentrate 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. 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 in the world of extreme sports. They’ve 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 nation and possesses 3 separate cable channels that 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 from 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 offer comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving in depth sports information as well as the stories surrounding players and teams.