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Television Sports Channels

Television Sports Channels

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Television Sports Channels
Introduction
Sports channels are television specialty channels (usually available exclusively through cable and satellite) broadcastsporting events, usually live, and when not broadcasting events, sports news and other related programming.The first sports channel was from the Sports Channel 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 othersports as well, with over the air television networks stepping in during the weekends or special events (all-star games,championships, etc). A television channel is a physical or virtual channel over which a television station or television network is distributed.Channels may be shared by many different television stations or cable-distributed channels depending on the locationand service provider.Sports channels are television specialty channels (usually available exclusively through cable and satellite) broadcastsporting events, usually live, and when not broadcasting events, sports news and other related programming. A television station is a te of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a
 
 particular area. Traditionally, TV stations made their broadcasts by sending specially-encoded radio signals over theair, called terrestrial television. Individual television stations are usually granted licenses by a government agency touse a particular section of the radio spectrum (a channel) through which they send their signals. Some stations useLPTV broadcast translators to retransmit to further areas.Sports channels are an integral part of the television culture in India. The sports buffs of India swear by these sportschannels. Cricket telecasts, foot ball match telecast and other sports events broadcast in them give high TRP ratings tothese sports channels. These sports channels are the apple of the eye of millions of sports loving Indians. These sportschannels have contributed a lot in popularizing Indian sports like cricket even among the Indian from the grass rootlevel. The credit goes mainly to these sports channels which has made games like cricket and hockey the national gamesof Indian and have touched and united the hearts of all Indians irrespective of their caste and creed. Apart from DD-Sports, which is an all an all Doordarshan, public sports channel, featuring international games as wellas national games, there are numerous private sports channels, which have penetrated into the Indian TV viewing.Channels like ESPN is an American cable television network, which broadcasts sports events 24 hours a day. The otherchannels dedicated to sports are, Star Sports, Zee sports, Ten sports and the recent one- Neo Sports. Neo sports is achannel which is dedicated only to cricket whereas, Neo-Sports plus is Neo`s Sister channel which offers content from a variety of sports like soccer, badminton, motorsport etc. Apart from competition of getting the rights to show a particular sporting event, only from the DD sports channel, thereis also stiff competition among all these channels.Even after being a completely cricket dedicated channel, Neo Sports could not buy the rights to show the Cricket WorldCup 2007. Ten Sports is the leading sports channel in India with the highest viewer ship amongst sports channels. TenSports has rights to leading cricket rights including the Pakistan Cricket Board, Sri Lanka Cricket Board and the WestIndies Cricket Board. It also has rights to the UEFA Champions League, WWE, US Open tennis, Hockey World Cup, whichrate amongst the most popular programs in India.Zee Sports, India`s first private sports channel, promoted by Zee Telefilms Limited, India`s largest media andentertainment conglomerate. Zee Sports is a world-class channel with an Indian soul and its programming addressesissues and interests of Indian Sports. Zee Sports holds the Indian Cricket Board`s rights for neutral venues and theaddition of Ten Sports portfolio of rights creates the single largest repertoire of cricket programming. Zee Sports also hasthe rights to Indian football, Davis Cup, WTA, Italian Series A.The first sports channel was from the Sports Channel 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 othersports as well, with over the air television networks stepping in during the weekends or special events (all-star games,championships, etc).Zee Sports, the one and only channel to combine sports with entertainment, on WatchIndia.TV! Zee Sports brings you allthe news and gossip and the hottest happenings from around the sporting world: Cricket, Football, Golf, Hockey,Superbike, Tennis and more.
 
 Watch Zee Sports online and get a stimulating mix of action, analysis, features and interviews on a daily basis.Cricket Classics and Cricket Replay – 2 of the flagship shows on Zee Sports- turn the clock back on some of the mostmemorable matches in the history of Cricket.
Benefits of sports channel
Everybody loves to watch sports all the time, especially on satellite TV. Unlike any other niches like movies, music,technology and cartoons, every sport you watch will give you a lot of reason to be excited of. It is where you will cheer foran individual or a team who gives you non-stop entertainment on playing their respective sport. You will cheer for themevery time during introductions and to score for the game. When your favorite player or team wins any game, you will be happy cheering for them. It shows that you have great support for them, even if you are not in the stadium. This is where you need sports channels in order to watch your favorite player or team play, even if it's a delayed telecast. Inorder for you to get your own benefits in watching your favorite sports player or team, you need to subscribe with yourlocal satellite TV provider. Why do we need satellite TV providers in order to watch sports channels anytime we want?First of all, sports channels are likely common to most cable and satellite television providers.It is not that common to most local antenna TV sets, because they have no fixed sports channel. Their limited channelstransmitted by the antenna to the local TV station will only receive variety-type channels rather than niche-typechannels. But if they decided to subscribe with a local satellite or cable TV provider, they will be given a lot of channelsprovided by them. But there is no guarantee that all packages you subscribed will have at least one sports channelincluded. There are some customers who have experienced that they don't have sports channels in their starter package,and it is where they complain about it. In order for them to have sports channels in a satellite TV offer, they need toupgrade their package. But it really depends on what satellite or cable TV provider you subscribed, because not all of thechannels are fixed. Going back to the benefits of having your sports channel in the package, it also gives you theopportunity to be updated with the latest buzz of them. Just like the celebrities and current events, sports channels alsohave their own news portal.There are two kinds of sports news portal that you may watch in any sports channel. The variety sport news program is where they will give you the latest updates of any sports around the world, especially the breaking news. On the otherhand, fixed sports news program is where they focus only one sport or league to give you the latest buzz about them. Thisis what sports fans are looking for, and they are crazy about it. Being a die-hard sports fan who watches his or herfavorite player or team in a satellite TV will give them total non-stop entertainment and cheering for them. The benefits were very simple for a satellite television subscriber, which is to get updated with the latest sports and to be given high-definition live streaming of any sport you want to watch, and cheer for your favorite player or team to win games.

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