CBSSports.com launches the second season of its Fantasy Football Today live web series this week with an expanded show that it says will deliver all the information fantasy footballers want to know.
Chances are good that either you or someone you know is in a fantasy football league, as there are more than 27.7 million players spending up to 9 hours a week on the “sport” in the U.S. Fantasy Football Today provides viewers with stats, up-to-the-minute news on who’s starting, who’s sitting, who’s injured, etc.
According to CBS Sports, the first season of FFT pulled in more than 500,000 viewers per episode. Given that success, the show was bumped up to two hours, up from last year’s 90 minutes, and will run up until game time.
Interestingly, CBS chose to use Flash for the show’s video, rather than Silverlight, which the network used for March Madness On Demand earlier this year. CBS said it went with Flash because of its ubiquity in the marketplace.
FFT will run this Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, when it will wrap up the pre-season. It will also air next Thursday (Sept. 10) at 7:30 p.m. ET in advance of the season starter between Tennessee and Pittsburgh. After that, the show will be back on its regular Sunday schedule from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ET.