Between the games being telecast on NBC, CBS and FOX, the Sunday Ticket package of out of market games and the Red Zone Channel, it would seem that football enthusiasts have everything they need when it comes to televised action on football Sundays.
DirecTV hopes that assessment is wrong. The satellite television provider will be adding a new channel to the Sunday Ticket package for this year.
USA Today reports that there will now be a “Fantasy Zone” channel devoted to bringing fantasy players all of the stats they need to keep tabs on their teams over the course of the day. Former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will host the proceedings, which will reportedly feature up to the minute game-to-game analysis, stats and on-screen tickers that offer projections and key player updates.”
That’s not all, though. There will also be celebrity guest hosts and an on-set kitchen for chefs to use to “whip up gameday recipes.” It’s unclear how either of those things will help anyone win their fantasy leagues, but perhaps there will be a tip or two that will make them the star of their next potluck dinner.