Sports news on Instagram

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Instagram has evolved into much than what it was supposed to be for. It started with a  simple image sharing platform. However, with the passage of time, it has transformed into countless things. From digital marketing platform to becoming a news channel, there is a lot that Instagram is used for.

Sports news on Instagram can be accessed as well. Sports is a niche which is particularly relevant to Instagram. This article will guide you over different aspects of sports news on Instagram.

 

State of social media in sports industry

The sports industry has been majorly impacted as a result of social media, Instagram in particular. For example, the miniseries of Michael Jordan called “The Last Dance” received over 1.5 million tweets. The final episode of WWE received over 13.8 million engagements. These are statistics that show that social media has been impactful on the sports industry.

From football to basketball and hockey to cricket, each and every sport has been impacted in terms of its popularity due to the advent of social media.

How are the fans using Instagram?

As mentioned above, fans have been using Instagram in a very positive and persistent way. A lot of polls have been conducted to determine the behaviors of sports fans and how they get to know the updates regarding sports.

Less than half of the fans said that they discover about sports through news channels. However, most of the fans were of the view that they prefer following news channels and sports celebs on Instagram. This is how they get to know about the updates.

Instagram is also a place wherein the fans get more excited about the sports. It is also a place where the fans can track their favorite players, irrespective of the sport. Most of the fans enjoy watching selfies of the professionals while they are at sporting events or during their training sessions.

Best sports news publisher on Instagram

Sports news channels and publishers are also present on Instagram. These channels also contact with social media agencies to purchase followers in order to increase their online visibility. Such agencies include Famoid.

Nevertheless, following are some of the best sports channels and publishers that you can follow:

1. BT Sports

This is a UK based channel which is perhaps the most popular of all. It essentially focuses on football. It has rights to broadcast football on TV. One of the best things about this platform is that it posts a lot. They includes everything on their page. From images and videos, a lot of content is being posted. There are over 800k followers on this channel.

2. TalkSport

This sports news channel has around 263k followers. It has one of the ugliest feeds on Instagram, however, has still managed to get a lot of following. The strategy of this platform is that it always post Tweets in the wrong manner and on the wrong platform. However, it does work. There is a lot that you can learn from this channel.

3. Reuters Sport

This is not a published which is traditionally in the domain of sports. However, it has still made its name in this niche. If you want to access beautiful images of sporting events, whether it is a current event or a past event, then this is the page to follow. The feed has been created to ensure that the aesthetics of the post are maintained at all times. Reuter sports is one of the best sports pages that you can follow if you are an avid sports lover (in particular football).

4. Getty Sports Images

This page has over 150k followers on Instagram and is one of the best pages to follow if you are into sports. It has one major advantage – this platform has photographers from all across the globe. Even though the strength of team is small, it has managed to make a big name in the sports publishing industry. This page has successfully captured amazing moments in the history of sports. If you want to enjoy them, then you must visit this account. It is absolutely amazing for all the sports’ lovers out there.

5. ESPN

This is without a doubt one of the most popular sports channels out there. It has also spread its presence over Instagram, and rightly so. They have been popular in making their name big on Instagram. This is evident from followers they have. There are over 12 million followers on this page. The feed of this page is extremely polished in all sense. The quality of content they upload is remarkably amazing. It essentially focuses on US based sports more.

6. House of Highlights

As the name speaks for itself, this page is ideal if you want to revisit highlights of a certain sporting event. The post which is uploaded by this page is liked by millions of people. It doesn’t only post sports related news but also other content which are in some way connected to the sports industry. In any case, it is one of the best Instagram sports pages that you can follow.

6. Sky Sports News

This page does not need any kind of introduction. It is a professional sports page that you can expect to give you the right news. All the deals and transfers that are made in the football industry are rightly highlighted on this Instagram page. It is a one stop solution if you want to familiarize yourself with the current trends within the sports industry.

The bottom line

Above is all that you need to know about sports and Instagram. Sports is one of those niches which is getting increasingly popular on Instagram. This is also due to the increasing interest of people in sports these days.

In any case, if you are a sports lover and love to watch it, then you should have active presence on Instagram. This is so that you do not miss out on anything!

 

 

The news and editorial staffs of the Bay Area News Group had no role in this post’s preparation.

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