If you are a sports fan, you know the majority of the sports news outlets readily available for your viewing or reading pleasure. What you may not know is that all the outlets that broadcast live games tend to be biased towards the properties in which they have a primary stake.
Lately I was watching an NFL game on Fox. อัพเดทข่าวกีฬาก่อนไคร In the score ticker at the bottom of my screen I noticed that they were showing scores from the English Premier League. Earlier in the afternoon, Fox had broadcast a replay of the Liverpool vs. Manchester United game. Clearly these scores are created to increase interest in the property that they broadcast. I can’t remember CBS or NBC ever showing EPL scores within their tickers. Clearly only the EPL’s broadcast partners see fit to show these scores.
Furthermore, in the US, ESPN doesn’t give much attention to the NHL. Coverage dropped considerably after the NHL moved their games to Versus, now renamed NBC Sports. Rarely will you find a large NHL story at the the top of headlines on the espn.com homepage. One could argue that hockey is not popular enough in the US to warrant the coverage, but the lack of coverage has been significant since they stopped broadcasting NHL games. Similarly, in Canada, the Canadian Football League (CFL) moved their game broadcasts exclusively to TSN (The Sports Network). Games was once 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, however they won’t dedicate time otherwise within their daily schedules to discuss or analyze the prior week’s results 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 spend covering that sport or league as free advertisement and promotion for his or her broadcasting competitors. Why devote time throughout your evening or night time highlight show or develop 60-minute show to target on a sport that’s the exclusively broadcast live by another network?
Unfortunately, if you prefer several sports, this means that you likely won’t have the ability to get most of the coverage you need in one place. You’ll need to select and pick the outlets that cover your preferred sports best. If you would like NHL coverage, you’ll likely have to look beyond the ubiquitous ESPN properties. If you would like CFL coverage in Canada you may need to attend TSN. Obviously if you’re online, you can just head to the internet sites of the given league of interest.