Top Sports News Outlets Ignore Numerous Leagues

If you are a sports fan, you know most of the sports news outlets accessible for your viewing or reading pleasure. What you might not know is that every of the outlets that broadcast reside games tend to be biased towards the properties in which they have a direct stake.

Most recently I was watching an NFL game on Fox. In the score ticker at the bottom of my screen I noticed that they had been showing scores from the English Premier League. Earlier in the day, Fox had broadcast a replay of the Liverpool vs. Manchester United game. Clearly these scores are designed to improve interest in the property that they broadcast. I can't remember CBS or NBC ever displaying EPL scores in their tickers. Clearly only the EPL's broadcast partners see fit to show these scores.

Furthermore, in the US, ESPN doesn't give much interest to the NHL. Coverage dropped considerably following the NHL moved their games to Versus, now renamed NBC Sports. Seldom will you discover a large NHL story at the top of the headlines on their espn.com homepage. 1 could argue that hockey is simply not popular sufficient in the US to warrant the coverage, but the lack of coverage has been significant because they stopped broadcasting NHL games. Similarly, in Canada, the Canadian Football League (CFL) moved their game broadcasts exclusively to TSN (The Sports Network). Games utilized to be shared with the nationally subsidized Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC). Subsequently coverage on TSN's sports broadcasting competitor, Sportsnet, and other competitive Canadian outlets has been drastically reduced.

These news outlets will of course report a score, but they won't dedicate time otherwise in their every day schedules to discuss or analyze the prior week's outcomes or upcoming matches. Here's why: if ESPN or Sportsnet don't have the rights to broadcast a certain sport, they view that any time they invest covering that sport or league as free advertisement and promotion for their broadcasting competitors. Why devote time during your evening or late night highlight show or develop 60-minute show to concentrate on a sport that is the exclusively broadcast reside by an additional network?

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Sadly, if you like several sports, it means that you most likely won't be in a position to get all the coverage you want in one location. You require to choose and select the outlets that cover your favorite sports very best. If you want NHL coverage, you'll likely have to appear beyond the ubiquitous ESPN properties. If you want CFL coverage in Canada you'll need to go to TSN. Of course if you are online, you can just go to the websites of the offered league of interest.

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