EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DIRECTV continues to step up its game for legions of fantasy football players across the country with the DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE channel, a live fantasy football show available exclusively to NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscribers every Sunday afternoon during the coming NFL regular season.
The new fantasy channel will air on DIRECTV channel 704, right next to DIRECTV’s popular RED ZONE CHANNEL, and will offer the same fast-paced intensity, but is 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.
Hosting the show will be Kay Adams, NBC Sports and Rotoworld.com analyst, and Dhani Jones, former NFL linebacker, who will serve up fantasy football commentary and analysis throughout the full slate of Sunday afternoon NFL games. The show will also feature fantasy football expert John Hansen, well known as an elite fantasy football analyst through his work on SIRIUS XM’s fantasy sports radio and at FantasyGuru.com.
Rounding out the DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE team, Dr. Mark Adickes, M.D., an acclaimed orthopedic surgeon and former offensive lineman for the 1991 Super Bowl-winning Washington Redskins, will provide expert analysis regarding injuries and their impact on fantasy teams during the season.
“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, Chief Content Officer, DIRECTV. “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.”
Airing live from a New York City loft, the new fantasy channel will showcase a bevy of “extras,” including weekly A-list celebrity guest hosts and a “Fan Cave” environment for the show’s live studio audience while they watch games and track their fantasy football teams on NFL.com. The show will also feature its own kitchen and a full-time, in-studio chef who will serve up gourmet game-day fare for the DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE team and studio audience every Sunday.
Included in the NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX package, which new DIRECTV customers receive at no extra charge in their first year, DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE further enhances the NFL SUNDAY TICKET experience. The exclusive DIRECTV package is the only way to watch every out-of-market game, every Sunday afternoon - all in HD, on TV, the computer, smart phone or tablet. For more information on NFL SUNDAY TICKET offers visit www.DIRECTV.com/nfl.
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