05 Nov, 2013, 10:00 ET from FANTASY SPORTS ZONE TV

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FANTASY SPORTS ZONE TV (FSZ TV) introduces America's first and only 24 hour fantasy sports television network.  FSZ TV will target the over 35 million Americans that play fantasy sports with unparalleled, innovative programming, a strong social media component and a corresponding media-rich website. The new network is led by cable television industry veteran Steve Friedman and investor Jeff Sagansky.

FSZ TV will offer over 3,000 hours of original programming devoted to  professional and college fantasy sports, including baseball, football, basketball, NASCAR, hockey and golf.  The network's daily live programming will feature prominent bloggers and fantasy sports experts to provide in-depth statistical analysis of fantasy sports and fantasy games.  FSZTV.COM and its social media platforms will provide 24 hour access to fantasy news and advice, weekly and daily games and real-time fan interactivity.

"The cable operators, telco and DBS providers we are working with all recognize that the fantasy sports enthusiast is the consumer who needs to be super-served.  In turn, that highly sought-after consumer with discretionary income will spend money on premium sports products, like Red Zone, Extra Innings and Center Ice," said Mr. Friedman.  He added, "This is a network devoted to both the beginning fantasy sports player and the seasoned fantasy sports fan.  Frankly, these men and women are the holy grail for those advertisers seeking an affluent engaged audience."  

ABOUT FSZTV TV: FSZTV is owned by FSZ Media, LLC. FSZ TV offers distributors and their subscribers a 24/7 multi-media platform for all things fantasy sports. The network is founded by Steve Friedman, former President of Distribution for Paxson Communications and ION Television, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Videotron/OpTel, and an executive at TCI.  Mr. Friedman recently founded Peoples Choice Cable with Jeff Sagansky.  Mr. Sagansky is co-founder of Global Eagle Entertainment and Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. and former president of CBS Entertainment, co-president of Sony Pictures, and CEO Paxson Communications.