DirecTV to offer channel devoted to fantasy football

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

DirecTV is installing a channel focused solely on fantasy football. (USATSI)
DirecTV is installing a channel focused solely on fantasy football. (USATSI)

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If you've ever gnashed your teeth at the thought that there's not a channel directly dedicated to feeding you information about your fantasy football team, DirecTV has some good news for you.

DirecTV has announced that it has created a live fantasy football channel that will be available every Sunday afternoon during the 2014 NFL season on its Sunday Ticket package. The new channel, via marketwatch.com, will be shown on channel 704, next door to the Red Zone channel and will be entirely devoted to fantasy football.

"The DirecTV Fantasy Zone channel will provide timely game-to-game fantasy analysis and statistics powered by NFL.com Fantasy along with multiple, revolving on-screen tickers offering real-time stats, highlights, projections and key player updates," the provider wrote in a release.

Kay Adams of NBC Sports, will host the show, and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will be the color commentator and will provide analysis. Former Redskins offensive lineman Mark Adickes, now an orthopedic surgeon, will provide injury analysis.

“NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV strives to provide NFL fantasy players with even more content to help manage their teams. We've added a variety of unique features to our fantasy offerings over the years and creating DirecTV Fantasy Zone is the next logical step,” said Daniel York, the provider's chief content officer. “Our Red Zone channel in NFL Sunday Ticket Max has been part of the sports viewing experience for millions of NFL fans every Sunday. We believe DirecTV Fantasy Zone will have no less of an impact for the legions of fans who love fantasy football.”

As always, you can (and should) get your day-to-day fantasy football news and analysis from the capable folks at CBSSports.com, including the taller-than-average Dave Richard and the handsome Jamey Eisenberg.

 
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