HATBORO, Pennsylvania, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (Sports Network) - The Sports Network, as it continues to expand its role as the preferred content source within the fantasy sports community, has increased staff and content to furnish what is currently and 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 MLB season. We have been providing play-by-play data for several years, as well as gathering every statistic possible and all the way down to umpire and referee data. Now, extensive insightful player news and notes, daily analysis and knowledgeable, dedicated staff place us at the lead.
"The anomaly in the world of fantasy sports is that interest in participating in fantasy continues to grow from the fan base perspective and more and more companies are desirous of being an integral part of this world. However," Dougherty continued, "whether game developer, league tracker and information site, sports of any sort provider, all need an incredible amount of content and we believe that The Sports Network has just assumed leadership in that regard."
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 numbers of visitors, 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."
TSN has indicated that they do not plan to enter into the world of designing, maintaining and offering various fantasy games. However, a source close to them has indicated that they do intend to put forth one game in a manner not approached before and that is slated to be introduced for this year's NFL season. No other details have been made available.
Dougherty concluded, "If a fantasy participant wants all the information and guidance he needs to stay ahead of others in his or her particular group of participants then ours is the place to get all the information needed to achieve that."
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