FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 3 / CBSSports.com today launched a news and information site specifically geared to the world of fantasy sports, giving fantasy players around the world open access to the most coveted analysis and data in the business. CBSSports.com Fantasy News represents the first time a major developer of fantasy sports products has built a site designed solely for news and information and made it available to the public, regardless of what fantasy sports provider they use.
CBSSports.com Fantasy News will allow fantasy players from across the industry to consume information and analysis from the entire team of award-winning CBSSports.com fantasy sports writers as well as from CBSSports.com national columnists and senior writers. CBSSports.com Fantasy News will be a stand-alone destination that will also be heavily linked across CBSSports.com and other CBS Interactive sites when applicable.
CBSSports.com Fantasy News will be located at fantasynews.cbssports.com.
“The content around our fantasy products has always been a huge reason why our fantasy customers have been incredibly loyal to our brand and why our service continues to win numerous awards,” said Jason Kint, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBSSports.com & CBSNews.com. “CBSSports.com Fantasy News now brings this abundance of fantasy news and information out, front and center, for the entire world of fantasy fanatics to read and consume, giving us a leadership position in both the product and information side of the business.”
CBSSports.com Fantasy News will cover eight different sports (see full list below), giving users around the world free access to exclusive player updates, columns, breaking news and blogs. CBSSports.com Fantasy News will also allow users to tap into an enormous amount of data-mining information from the CBSSports.com base of users, the most engaged and passionate fantasy players in the industry. From the most added/most dropped players to draft averages to the most traded players, visitors to CBSSports.com Fantasy News will be served hundreds of statistical breakdowns.
New for this football season, CBSSports.com Fantasy News will offer a mock Fantasy Football draft product free of charge to all users, allowing players the best tool available as they prepare for their upcoming drafts. With 12 mock drafts every 30 minutes, CBSSports.com has a mock draft constantly available for players as they gear up for draft day. CBSSports.com Fantasy writers will randomly join mock drafts each day, allowing users to sharpen their drafting skills against the top experts in the business.
As is the case with the entire suite of CBSSports.com Fantasy products, CBSSports.com Fantasy News will feature a video player on the homepage. Hosted by Jason Horowitz and Amber Wilson and featuring guests such as CBSSports.com Fantasy writers, the exclusive CBSSports.com Fantasy sports programming segments will give viewers timely, in-depth news, strategy and advice.
CBSSports.com Fantasy News will cover pro football, college football, pro basketball, college basketball, baseball, hockey, golf & auto racing.
Additionally, CBSSports.com today launched their suite of products for the 2008 Fantasy Football season. As always, the flagship product for CBSSports.com this Fantasy Football season is the Fantasy Football Commissioner. The most customizable product on the market and one able to handle leagues with up to 20 teams with premium features such as live scoring for no additional cost, the CBSSports.com Commissioner product has won every Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) award for best Fantasy Commissioner Product since the association was founded in 1997.
CBSSports.com will also offer a large variety of Premium Fantasy Football Games, Free Fantasy Football, “College Fantasy Football” and the Office Pool Manager.