If you’re a sports fan, you realize all the sports news outlets available for your viewing or reading pleasure. What you may not know is that each of the outlets that broadcast live games tend to be biased towards the properties by which they have a direct stake.
Most recently I was watching an NFL game on Fox. In the score ticker in the bottom of my screen I noticed that these were showing scores from the English Premier League. Earlier in the day, Fox had broadcast a replay of the Liverpool vs. Manchester United game. อัพเดทข่าวกีฬาก่อนไคร Clearly these scores are designed to increase fascination with the property they broadcast. I can’t remember CBS or NBC ever showing EPL scores inside their tickers. Clearly only the EPL’s broadcast partners see fit to produce these scores.
Furthermore, in the US, ESPN doesn’t give much awareness of the NHL. Coverage dropped considerably following the NHL moved their games to Versus, now renamed NBC Sports. Rarely will you discover a huge NHL story at the the top of headlines on their espn.com homepage. One could argue that hockey is simply not popular enough in the US to warrant the coverage, but the possible lack of coverage has been significant simply 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 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 obviously report a score, but they won’t dedicate time otherwise inside their daily schedules to talk about or analyze the last week’s results or upcoming matches. Here’s why: if ESPN or Sportsnet don’t have the rights to broadcast a specific sport, they view that any time they spend covering that sport or league as free advertisement and promotion for their broadcasting competitors. Why devote time throughout your evening or late night 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, it indicates that you likely won’t manage to get most of the coverage you would like in a single place. You’ll need to pick and pick the outlets that cover your favorite sports best. If you prefer NHL coverage, you’ll likely have to look beyond the ubiquitous ESPN properties. If you prefer CFL coverage in Canada you’ll need to visit TSN. Needless to say if you are online, you can just go to those sites of the given league of interest.