There has become strong competition between different sports channels as they struggle to be the one that to bring you live football, live cricket or basketball or at least the live score. Other than football (soccer), cricket is probably the most popular sport in the world and so ESPN’s Cricinfo, giving up to the minute cricket information, helps in making it one of the most popular sports channels, but what are the other popular or most watched sports channels?
This is a list of the top 10 most popular sports channels of 2013.
Owned by ESPN Star, this telecast is on 24/7 and has live cricket coverage from most of the cricketing nations including England, New Zealand and Australia.
This is the channel for those who love football and they aren’t afraid, before each match, to discuss their views on how each of the players and teams should perform.
This is a state owned channel based in India. Although it started as a 6 hour a day it soon increased and became a satellite 24 hour channel. Today it is broadcast free and covers all main sporting events and also those that may only be popular in India like Kabaddi and Kho-kho.
This is an Indian sports channel and is part of the Essel Group. It covers all sporting events and apart from showing cricket live or as recorded, it also features the English Premier League Football.
This channel is all about basketball and as well as showing matches it also has shows that detail the history of the game and repeat some of the more memorable games of the past. It also gives some insights into many of the players.
Although this American channel shows a wide range of sports, it tends to promote motor sports and is in partnership with ‘Speed’ the Motorsports cable Network but from 2012 it also started to show soccer (football) for the first time and has gained in popularity since.
Although this popular channel televises many sports from around the world, showcases British sports especially The Ashes cricket played in England and the English Premier League football.
This channel is co-owned by the ESPN network and the Star group. It shows in countries that include Thailand and Pakistan as well as India and Malaysia, it is the official channel of Barclays Premier Leagues in Asia.
This channel is very popular in Asia and although it features mainly football and cricket, it also shows some of the other major sports like golf, motorsports and basketball.
This channel, based in America is the oldest of the leading sports channels and has now started to offer sport in 3D. It covers a wide range of sports and sporting matters with live and recorded matches, interviews, news and talk shows.