DirecTV To Debut New "Fantasy Zone" Channel As Part Of NFL Sunday Ticket Package
DirecTV will add a "Fantasy Zone" station to its lineup this fall as part of its NFL Sunday Ticket package, with the new channel "residing next to its popular 'Red Zone' channel," according to Chris Strauss of USA TODAY. The new channel will broadcast "while games are in progress, but will focus solely on how the live action is affecting the day's fantasy stats." There will be "up to the minute game-to-game analysis, stats and on-screen tickers that offer projections and key player updates." Former NFLer Dhani Jones and NBC Sports' Kay Adams will host the channel. "Fantasy Zone" will broadcast "from a loft" in N.Y., a setting "similar to MLB's 'Fan Cave' concept." 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" (USATODAY.com, 7/7).