Fantasy Football lovers rejoice. It looks like DirecTV will be adding a live fantasy football channel to its NFL Sunday Ticket package.
If you are like me, then you likely can’t get enough stats and information about how your players are doing and how the action is affecting your squad this week. DirecTV will have something for you now. From FTW:
The Fantasy Zone channel will also be broadcasting while games are in progress, but will focus solely on how the live action is affecting the day’s fantasy stats, with up to the minute game-to-game analysis, stats and on-screen tickers that offer projections and key player updates. Hosting the channel will be former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and Kay Adams, who has established herself as a fantasy sports expert for NBC Sports’ Rotoworld site.
Unlike the Red Zone Channel, which airs from DirecTV’s Los Angeles headquarters, the Fantasy Zone will be broadcast from a loft in New York. The setting sounds more similar to MLB’s “Fan Cave” concept than Siciliano’s rapid fire game-surfing, as there will be celebrity guest hosts, a live studio audience and even an on-set kitchen where a full-time in-studio chef will whip up gameday recipes for viewers at home.
I find it interesting that they are going with a fun sounding studio show with an audience and kitchen instead of going straight analysis, but props to them for thinking a bit outside the box. I will be checking this out since I’m a big fan of the Red Zone Channel which is the best thing to happen to NFL Sunday’s since HD.