Change in the physical formats of media or sports news providers.

The media or news industry has undergone a huge makeover over the past few years. From stiff collared news readers and reporters to blue and boring sets, to repetitive show formats all have experienced an enormous level of change. Together with the formats the entire physical appearance of shows has undergone makeovers. As older and more established media networks have revamped their look, there are a number of new channels or news sites that have sprouted to cater to the constant demand for news, be it in the area of current affairs, news, entertainment or physical activities such as sports.

Sports networks have emerged as among the most significant segments from the media industry. Sports enthusiasts coming from all over the world are looking for a daily feed of information and news in connection with the number of sports which are being played across the world. Sports, too, as a physical activity has evolved and has now gained a wider reach due to the network of the media or news providers.

Nowadays it is not just the traditional sports such as baseball, football, basketball, rugby etc that are popular but unconventional sports as action sports such as surfing, skateboarding, rock and rock climbing, bungee jumping, sky diving etc have also found their fan base. There are a number of people that practice and participate in these adrenalin pumping extreme sports, thus increasing its popularity and encouraging several media and news networks to come up and cover these events. pokerstars sport betting

Fantasy sports, too, are one of the offshoots of this media change. Together with the internet transforming into a popular source of entertainment, physical sports have been translated into virtual games in the form of fantasy sports. Now, people have the ability to play their preferred games that are modeled on the lines of professional sports including football, baseball, basketball, cricket etc. These games have global championships that are played mirroring the game pattern that the sport is founded on.

So like MLB baseball has 162 games being played in one season, fantasy baseball too has 162 games that shall be played during the MLB season. Two media networks which are currently extremely popular in the fantasy games circuit are ESPN and Yahoo Sports. These two networks provide all the news, games statistics, scores and player as well as team standings. ESPN network even comes up with a fantasy sports newsletter that covers all the action out of this sports world.

ESPN has additionally taken the initiative of getting X Games popular. X Games are series major action sports championships that are organized and broadcast by ESPN. These games began in 1995 and have gained its group of fans since.

Due to the diversities within the games there are 2 championships held each year; one during summer and one during winter covering the summer and winter sports categories respectively. The participants vie for the gold, silver and bronze medals together with the prize money award. ESPN has been the live broadcaster of such games and can be considered as pioneers on this genre of sports broadcasting.