DirecTV Expands Fantasy Offerings

DirecTV is looking to boost appeal for its "Sunday Ticket" product among devoted fantasy football players, offering live updates in partnership with the NFL. In addition, access to its "Sunday Ticket To-Go" package will be expanded to a slew of devices, including the iPad.

Fantasy players using NFL.com as their platform who have the proper set-top box will be able to access an app that allows them to keep up with their teams live on-screen while watching "Sunday Ticket" games.

Also, there's a chance to click a "Watch Now" icon attached to a specific player that automatically switches to the game where he's playing.

Access to "Sunday Ticket To-Go" will be available through iOS devices, tablets from Motorola and Samsung, BlackBerry devices with 3G and other mobile platforms for the first time. The service also offers the ability to view the Red Zone Channel on the go.

Games will also be available to all "Sunday Ticket" through the PlayStation 3.

Tony Goncalves, a senior vice president at DirecTV, stated that with "the growth in mobile and connected consumer electronics devices, we believe it makes sense to enable viewers to watch ... on more of those devices," including gaming consoles.

Traditional "Sunday Ticket" goes for $334.95 for the season, although there is a promotion for "no extra charge" with a two-year commitment.

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