Mon. May 29th, 2023

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

Most lately I was watching an NFL game on Fox. 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 day, Fox had broadcast a replay of the Liverpool vs. Manchester United game. Clearly these scores are made to boost interest in the property that they broadcast. I cannot try to remember CBS or NBC ever displaying EPL scores in their tickers. Clearly only the EPL’s broadcast partners see match to show these scores.

Furthermore, in the US, ESPN doesn’t give a great deal attention to the NHL. Coverage dropped significantly following the NHL moved their games to Versus, now renamed NBC Sports. Hardly ever will you obtain a big NHL story at the best of the headlines on their homepage. One could argue that hockey is merely not preferred enough in the US to warrant the coverage, but the lack of coverage has been significant considering the fact that they stopped broadcasting NHL games. Similarly, in Canada, the Canadian Football League (CFL) moved their game broadcasts exclusively to TSN (The Sports Network). Games made use of 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 lowered.

These news outlets will of course report a score, but they will not dedicate time otherwise in their each day schedules to discuss or analyze the earlier week’s final results or upcoming matches. Here’s why: if ESPN or Sportsnet never have the rights to broadcast a certain sport, they view that any time they invest covering that sport or league as cost-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 focus on a sport that is the exclusively broadcast live by a further network?

Sadly, if you like numerous sports, it suggests that you likely will not be able to get all the coverage you want in a single spot. You will need to choose and select the outlets that cover your favourite sports finest. If want NHL coverage, you will probably have to look beyond the ubiquitous ESPN properties. If you want CFL coverage in Canada you will have to have to go to TSN. Of course if you are on the web, you can just go to the sites of the given league of interest.

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