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Fantasy Fans Flock to www.sportsnetwork.com for Content and Games

HATBORO, Pa., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Network, as it continues to expand its role as a preferred content source within the fantasy sports community, has increased staff and content to furnish what is currently arguably the foremost and most sought after destination for fantasy participants throughout the U.S.  "We have always maintained a leadership role in this area," indicated Steve Schwarz, Fantasy Sports Editor for TSN, "but, at the direction of Mickey Charles, our President and CEO, we kicked it up more than a notch by expanding our coverage and, literally, stepping out in front of everyone else professing to be a source of sorts."

"There is a new leader at the head of the pack," added Rob Dougherty, Director of Production and Design, "and we made it available to coordinate with the start of the NFL season.  We have been providing play-by-play data for several years, as well as gathering every statistic possible and referee data.  Now, extensive insightful player news and notes, daily analysis and knowledgeable, dedicated staff.

"The anomaly in the world of fantasy sports is that interest in participating in a vast assortment of games dedicated to it continues to grow from the fan base perspective but more and more companies desirous of being an integral part of this world, this industry, have not been able to compete with the leaders nationwide that are offering more and more games opportunities to them.  However," Dougherty continued, "whether game developer, league tracker and information site, all need an incredible amount of content and we believe that The Sports Network has just assumed leadership in that regard."

Additionally, TSN has added a partnership with Micron Global of New York in presentation of its dynamic fantasy/ survivor game.  "We have taken the best of the worlds of fantasy and survivor," indicated a spokesperson for TSN, "and merged them in Vyvor, a brand new approach to the popular past-time of fantasy sports.  It is designed to test the skills of fantasy participants by lessening the choices of their player selections and evaluating whether those selections will maintain survivor status for what remains of the NFL season.  A $25 entry fee and more than $10,000 to the last survivor plus a trip for two to Las Vegas including air fare and hotel accommodations.   Weekly prizes are provided by Steiner Sports Memorabilia and will go to the entry with the most points for that week." 

Fantasy content at www.sportsnetwork.com includes, but is not limited to, such topics as: who's hot and who's not, news, position ranks, reference charts, player notes, league news, fantasy leaders, transactions, depth charts, statistics, analysis, injury reports, features from the experts, and It is growing, according to Messrs. Dougherty and Schwarz, as well as observers, on a daily basis.

According to one major Internet site offering fantasy games, "They [TSN] shot to the lead almost overnight and now appear to be the place to go for all you want to know about fantasy sports."

About The Sports Network
The Sports Network (www.sportsnetwork.com), North America's foremost international real-time sports wire service, furnishes a wide range of content on a 24/7 basis utilizing state-of-the-art technology which sets the tone and standard for the entire industry. From statistics to news, weather and injury reports to instant scores, branded product and Gamecasts to photography and complete fantasy coverage data, domestic or world-wide, radio or TV, print or Internet, mobile to signage, TSN is the acknowledged industry leader.

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