Sports channel

Sports channel

Sports channels are television specialty channels (usually available exclusively through cable and satellite) broadcast sporting events, usually live, and when not broadcasting events, sports news and other related programming.

The first sports channel was from the SportsChannel networks, which went on the air in 1977 with the original SportsChannel (now MSG Plus). ESPN began broadcasting in 1979. Since then, many channels have surfaced around the world, many focusing on one sport in particular, or one region of a country, showing only their local team's games. These channels have greatly improved the availability of sports broadcasts, generating opportunities such as the ability for one person to see every single game their team plays over the course of the season.

In the United States, these channels broadcast most regular season games of major pro sports league and many other sports as well, with over the air television networks stepping in during the weekends or special events (all-star games, championships, etc).

ports channels


* Fox Sports Australia
* Nine


* Fox Sports World Canada
* Leafs TV
* Réseau Info-Sports
* Rogers Sportsnet
* The Score


* Canal+ Sport
* ČT4 Sport
* Eurosport
* Polsat Sport
* Setanta Sports
* Sky Sports
* TVP Sport
* Viasat Sport
* Viasat SportN


* ESPN India
* STAR Sports
* Zee Sports
* DD Sports
* Ten Sports
* NEO Sports


*NEO Cricket
*STAR Cricket

Middle East

* Al Jazeera Sports
* ShowSports
* ART Sport
* Dubai Sports
* Al-Dawri wal Kass

United States

* Comcast SportsNet
* ESPN and its family of networks
* Fox Sports Net
* MSG Network
* Versus

ee also

* Regional sports network

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