DirecTV gets ready for some [interactive] football
Catering to fantasy football players, DirecTV will introduce a set of new interactive features for its NFL Sunday Ticket broadcasts consisting largely of statistics, provided in near-real time, for teams and individual pro players.
The Player Tracker feature, free with the $280 Sunday Ticket package, will allow fans to select up to nine NFL players from around the league and track their performance throughout the day via real-time on-screen alerts on every NFL Sunday Ticket game channel, Game Mix, and Red Zone Channel.
The alerts appear when one of the selected players does anything of significance during a game. Fans will be able to bring up a "My Players" statistical overlay listing up-to-the-minute cumulative statistics for their players.
"Fantasy players no longer have to face the dilemma of tracking their fantasy team players and their opponent's players on their computer while watching the games themselves on TV," said David Hill, president, DirecTV Entertainment.
That's some dilemma.