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Yahoo! Sports & NBC Sports Team Up To Launch Two New Programs To Air Across Both TV & Web

By Ken Fuchs, vice president of Yahoo! global media and head of Yahoo! Sports and Games

Back in December, we announced our partnership with NBC Sports Group, and we are excited to announce a new branch to our partnership: the launch of two national programs that will air across both national cable and digital platforms, that feature the top personalities and experts from both brands, and use Yahoo’s real-time data and signals to both inform and drive the conversation for fans.

First up, beginning this Thursday, Fantasy Football Live — Thursday Night! will debut extending our popular live Sunday FFL show (Noon ET / 9a PT on Sundays during NFL season) giving fantasy fans an edge heading into the Thursday night game and planning for the weekend.  The concept will bridge television and digital – starting first on-air on NBC Sports Network and then moving online for another 30 minutes of analysis, picks, intel, news and fun.  We’ll integrate experts from both Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports, including Rotoworld, allowing for a high energy, entertaining, and informative show.

NBC Sports’ Erik Kuselias and NBC Sports Rotoworld fantasy experts will be joined on the net by a mix of Yahoo! Sports talent including Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens. Then at 7 p.m. ET, the cameras will shift to the Yahoo! Sports studios, with host Melanie Collins alongside Brad, Brandon and Andy and other guests to provide more inside scoop until 7:30 p.m ET on Yahoo! Sports.  After the shows we’ll have the best moments available on-demand on both and Yahoo! Sports.

On deck after Fantasy Football Live - Thursday Night!, starting Aug. 19, NBC Sports Network is launching SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports.  The show will air live daily from Noon–1 p.m. ET.  and be a cool and unique approach to diving into accelerating sports stories, top highlights and trending athletes using data and sentiments gathered by Yahoo! Sports.  Driven by analytics that provide real-time insights into what is starting to bubble up with fans, SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports will set the stage for what will matter most that day in sports.  The show will integrate stories appearing on Yahoo! Sports and turn to experts, athletes and guests from both NBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports (including our own Woj, Forde and Wetzel among others) to give fans an insider perspective.  SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports will be hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs and Carolyn Manno.  

Following the broadcast, an extra digital-only show will stream live from 1-1:15 p.m. ET on both Yahoo! Sports and, and feature additional stories, dive deep into an on-going story or have extra time with guests.

There you have it. Two sports shows combining the best of television and the web to bring fans world-class, up-to-the-minute news and updates around their favorite teams and fantasy players.  Speaking of fantasy, I gotta go.  Time to hit the new Yahoo! Sports Fantasy app to do some mock drafts and start preparing to crush it in my league (check it out – can now draft live on your phone!).


This Is Your Year — Go Big With Mobile Drafting In The New Yahoo! Fantasy Sports App

By Ron Belmarch, Product Director, Mobile Fantasy Sports

At Yahoo! Fantasy Sports we pride ourselves on being the #1 home for fantasy, giving you awesome apps, world-class up-to-the-minute news and updates and everything else you need to win big…and of course talk a little smack with your friends along the way.

Today, the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports mobile team is proud to share some news. We’re launching the 2013 Fantasy Sports app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android smartphones, with a new design and lots of great new features. Front and center is what you’ve all been asking for — mobile drafting!

To make the best end-to-end mobile fantasy sports experience out there, we drafted our own team across Yahoo! including the recently acquired Bignoggins Productions, and Loki Studios.

As a Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football manager, you can now sign up, draft a team and win your league championship wherever you are.

Yahoo! Fantasy is now faster and easier to use with the complete end-to-end fantasy experience available on every screen. We’ve even added free notifications so you’ll always be up to the minute while you’re out and about.

Draft day is the most important date for any fantasy football player, so we’ve built in mock drafting to help you prepare and get an edge on the competition. Not into football? Basketball, hockey and baseball are on the way, too! All of our Fantasy games will now live under one mobile roof — that’s why we renamed it the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports app.

Keep an eye out for more Fantasy Football news and updates as we inch closer to the season, so sign up and start your mock draft.