Liberty Media (NSDQ: LINTA) is shutting down its fantasy sports site Fanball. A message that went up on the site earlier this week, which was first spotted by Fantasy Sports Business states that the site’s management has decided to “cease operations” as of June 30, although it does not offer additional details.
Liberty Media had been investing in the network as recently as August 2009 when it bought up several online and offline properties from F+W Publications, including Fantasy Sports Magazine. Their future status is not known. While the traffic of Fanball its has not grown over the last year, it still pulls in roughly 200,000 unique visitors a month, according to various analytics services.
Liberty Media purchased a majority stake in Fanball parent FUN Technologies in November 2005, several months after FUN had purchased Fanball for roughly $22 million. Liberty Media purchased the remainder of FUN in December 2007. The business currently resides under its Liberty Starz unit. We’ve reached out to a spokeswoman for more details about the decision and are waiting to hear back.