Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network

While any sporting event is meant to be witnessed by being present in the stadium, it’s not at all possible for every sports fan to make the pilgrimage to catch their favorite team or player in action and thus started the sports broadcasting. It started as live commentary for radio has now evolved into specific networks solely based on sports with their own shows on rising stars, historic matches, documentary, etc on any specific sports. Here we countdown the Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network based on their subscription revenues.

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10. CBS Sports Network

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At number 10 in Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network is CBS Sports Network which is owned by CBS Corporations. It was initially launched as National College Sports Network but was later rebranded into CBS Sports Network after CBS acquired it. Though it was initially a college focused network, now its more of a mainstream sports network with particular focus on collegiate sports and other smaller leagues and events along with radio shows and studio and analysis programs. It reaches 61 million households worldwide and has revenue of US$ 190.3 million from subscriptions.

9. NBA TV

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At number 9 is NBA TV owned by the National Basketball Association and operated by Turner Broadcasting System. The network is wholly dedicated to basketball and airs exhibition, regular and playoff matches of NBA and related basketball leagues such as NBA-D league and WNBA along with analysis programs, specials and documentaries. It is available to 57.2 million homes worldwide and earns US$ 199 million in subscription revenues.

8. MLB Network

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At number 8 is MLB Network primarily owned by Major League Baseball. As evident from the name itself, this network solely provides coverage on MLB as well as the world baseball scene. It airs live and repeat telecasts of matches, Regular season and post season discussions and analysis programs, international matches, daily news and other documentaries. It caters to baseball fans worldwide by reaching 71.3 million homes and earning US$ 222.5 million in subscriptions.

7. Big Ten Network

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At number 7 in Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network is Big Ten Network which is owned by Big Ten Conference and Fox Entertainment Group. It is the first internationally distributed network which is dedicated to covering single collegiate athletic conference. The Network airs Big ten events, studio shows, coach’s shows and documentaries of Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey. It reaches 62 million homes worldwide and earns US$ 290.2 million in subscription.

6. NBC Sports Network

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At number 6 in Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network is NBC Sports Network owned by the NBC Sports Group. Originally known as Outdoor Life Network that primarily had programs on fishing, hunting, adventures etc it underwent a merger with Comcast and now airs shows and live telecasts on variety of sports like NFL, NHL, MLB, NCAA BK, Olympics Sports etc. By catering to 83.1 million households worldwide it rakes in US$ 299 million in subscription.

5. Golf Channel

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At number 5 is Golf Channel owned by the NBC Sports Group. Golf Channel as the name suggest focuses on Golf, namely telecasting live and recorded events, post and pre tournament discussion and analysis programs, daily news etc. It is available in USA, Canada and a few nations in Asia and Latin America. It is available to approximately 79.4 million home worldwide and earns US$ 332.2 million from subscription.

4. SEC Network

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At number 4 in Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network is SEC Network which is owned by ESPN Inc. SEC Network is dedicated to collegiate sports sanctioned by Southeastern Conference (SEC) which includes airing live or recorded events, news, analysis programs and other content based on conference member schools. As collegiate sports are really popular in America and many other nations SEC Network has a healthy reach of 69.1 million households worldwide with US$ 547.3 million revenues from subscription.

3. Fox Sports 1

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At number 3 in Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network is Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports 1(FS1) is owned by Fox Sports Media Group. FS1 airs lot of live sporting events like MLB, college sports, MLS, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UFC Mixed Martial Arts, United States Golf Association Championship events, NASCAR, World Truck Series, FIA Formula E, etc. Along with these it also features sports news, analysis programs, documentaries etc. As it caters to such a large sports fan base it enjoys a large viewership of 91.2 million homes worldwide and rakes in US$ 1.08 billion in revenues from subscription.

2. NFL Network

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At number 2 in Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network is NFL Network. NFL Network is owned by National Football League and is a part of NFL media which includes various services like NFL.com, NFL Films, NFL mobile, NFL Now and NFL Redzone. It is wholly dedicated to NFL and only showcases NFL events and its corresponding chat shows, news, documentaries etc. It has an estimated US$ 1.16 billion in subscriptions revenues alone from the 73.6 million houses worldwide that have subscribed to it.

1. ESPN

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At number 1 in Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network is ESPN. ESPN is an American sports media conglomerate based in Bristol, Connecticut jointly owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Corporation (20%).  ESPN, which market itself as “Worldwide Leader in Sports” has some real credential to back its claim considering that it made US$10.8 billion from subscription only and is available to approximately 94.5 million households worldwide. It shows live, tape delayed sporting events, sports talk shows, news and even original documentaries.

Top 10 Exclusive Sports Network

1. ESPN
2. NFL Network
3. Fox Sports 1
4. SEC Network
5. Golf Channel
6. NBC Sports Network
7. Big Ten Network
8. MLB Network
9. NBA TV
10. CBS Sports Network