The Fox News channel is among 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. In addition, it broadcasts for an international audience airing programs mainly from its New York 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, on the other hand, 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 acquiring the rights of broadcasting the National Hockey League, NASCAR, Major League Baseball and also 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 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 to its viewers. Aside 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.
Apart from auto racing the Fox Sports network also offers 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 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 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 across the world. They air live and taped matches from countries such as Argentina, England, Brazil, Japan, Italy Australia and the US. One of the other championships this network covers is UEFA Super Cup and also 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 possesses 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 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 and the latest in sports news. They offer comprehensive coverage of all sporting events giving in depth sports information in addition to the stories surrounding players and teams.