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 approximately 102 million people throughout the United States. It also broadcasts to an international audience airing programs mainly from 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 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 including 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 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 along with its sister concern, known as the Speed channels also covers the Formula One 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 using a network of regional broadcasters that assist to cover regional games. However, this operation is conducted in line 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 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. Among 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’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 nation 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 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 provide comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving detailed sports information in addition to the stories surrounding players and teams.