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    The media industry has scaled unparalled heights over the past few decades becoming a very powerful source of information and entertainment. From television shows to news programs, all the formats have undergone a sea of change. The news channels have moved from the conventional methods of information providing to formats that give information as well as entertain the viewers owing to the stiff competition for higher ratings and survival in this media industry. This competition has become so overwhelming that no aspect of news, even sports, could stay away from this format makeover.

    There is a constant itch amongst sports enthusiasts to get their daily feed of sports information. The sports world also has undergone so many changes with so many sports becoming as popular, that all media companies into the sports and news business look for ways and means of providing constant information for its viewers. Reliable sources of correct information though are numbered. However, in this competitive industry it is only the ones that give concrete and correct information that survive, the rest of the news providers simply fizzle away.

    Some of the most reliable in very entertaining formats can be seen on Fox Sports, ESPN or Sky Sports. These media companies have networks that span the globe and cover every conceivable kind of sporting action. ESPN can be considered a stalwart in providing such information and providing live coverage for a number of sports such as cricket, football, hockey, ice hockey, equestrian sports, golf, tennis etc. More recent is their foray into the world of extreme sports which they promote through the XGames challenge; a one of a kind challenge that brings all extreme sports enthusiasts under one umbrella that helps them showcase their talent.

    One of the oldest news providers of United Kingdom is the British Broadcasting Corporation who have been pioneering the news and entertainment business for decades now. BBC Sport, the sports division of this media network, covers sports news from around the world. Their exhaustive coverage along with scores provides analysis and reports on sports performances and games reviews. The BVBC Sports website also gives a calendar of events that dates all the important sporting events that are to take place in the year.

    Sky Sports has been a close competitor of BBC Sports. This channel is also headquartered out of United Kingdom and has now become the most watched sports and sports news channel in United Kingdom and Ireland. They air live games in their sports channel and also provide information regarding the games, provide sports analysis report and also focus on giving the inside news on sports stars.

    Fox Sports is one of America’s most popular sports news channels. They have a wide network through which they broadcast a wide variety of sports and also give important sports information to sports fans. They are the official broadcasters of Major League Baseball. They also operate though a network of alliances that helps then gain coverage of major sports championships such as the EPL, the UEFA etc and also cover championships from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Italy etc.

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