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Sports channels are television speciality channels (usually available exclusively through cable and satellite) broadcast sporting events, usually live, and when not broadcasting events, sports news and other related programming.

The first sports channel was from the SportsChannel 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 networks 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 other sports as well, with over the air television networks stepping in during the weekends or special events (all-star games, championships, etc.).

Ringside Network (RSN) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania RSN is a digital, satellite and linear television channel whose content is devoted exclusively to the sport of boxing. www.ringsidenetwork.tv

Africa

Algeria

Former channels

Egypt

Kenya

Morocco

Nigeria

South Africa

Sudan

Uganda

Americas

Argentina

Brazil

National sports networks

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Honduras

Mexico

Paraguay

Peru

United States

National sports networks

† – Channel primarily televises others types of programs, only offers sports part-time

Regional sports networks

Uruguay

Venezuela

Asia

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Brunei

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Former channels

Iran

Israel

Former Channels

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Malaysia

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

Philippines

Qatar

Former channels

Saudi Arabia

Former channels

Singapore

Former channels

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Syria

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Thailand

United Arab Emirates

Former channels

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

† – Channel primarily televises others types of programs, only offers sports part-time

Europe

Albania

Andorra

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Former channels

Germany

Greece

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Oceania

Australia

See also: Sports broadcasting contracts in Australia

New Zealand

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sony Pictures Sports Network rebrands TEN Sports channels". The Economic Times. 18 July 2017.