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Evolution of sports reporting

Posted by: | September 26, 2010 | No Comment |

It was just 31 years ago that the most famous sports network, ESPN, launched. Before that, the most reliable way to receive your sports news and scores would have been through the daily newspaper or the radio.

Before that, the majority of people could not have imagined a TV channel dedicated to sports reporting.

Now, there are hundreds of television channels around the world that strictly broadcast sporting events or report about them.

There are also websites dedicated strictly to covering sports like espn.com, foxsports.com, sports.yahoo.com…the list goes on and on. There are sports radio stations as well, like 106.7 The Fan, ESPN 980 that only cover sports.

ESPN and Yahoo! dedicate part of their websites to the coverage of fantasy sports. Nevermind the fact, that fantasy sports didn’t exist 31 years ago, no one would have imagined that there would be websites, television segments, books and magazines focused solely on the coverage and preparation of fantasy sports.

Shows like Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn cover a small part of the games, but focus more on the off-the-field issues of sports around the world.

With the advent of technology now, sports reporting has become just as much about entertainment as it has about covering sport itself.

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