This is a market that's thirsting for live, expert commentary and interactivity.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 27, 2008
Going live on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 4:00 p.m. ET, the channel is timed to coincide with the start of the 2008-2009 NFL football season.
The schedule features 28 shows hosted by 20 expert fantasy sportscasters, including Craig Davis ("Two Feet in Bounds"), Cecil Lammey ("The Audible Drive Block"), and Lyle Konkeil and Kevin Moore ("The Fantasy Football Guys").
Each weekday brings seven hours of live, continuous programming (aka "Power Blocks"), with an additional one and a half hours on "Super-sized Tuesday" and "Super-sized Thursday." The channel also features a live, two-hour morning warm-up show on Tuesdays, as well as eight hours of live "Fantasy Frenzy" programming on Sundays.
"BlogTalkRadio's Fantasy Sports Channel will no doubt be quickly embraced by the 30 million North Americans who are fantasy-sports enthusiasts – and spend more than $3.8 billion annually on this fast-growing pastime," said Philip Recchia, BlogTalkRadio's director of programming. "This is a market that's thirsting for live, expert commentary and interactivity."
In addition to football, the Channel will also feature baseball, hockey and tennis programming, with basketball, golf, car racing and other sports joining the lineup in the coming months.
Launched in August 2006, BlogTalkRadio is a free, web-based radio talk show platform that allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive radio show -- no downloads or extra equipment needed. Hosts call into the service by phone to broadcast. Each show can accommodate unlimited live listeners. Upon completion of the live broadcast, it is automatically archived as a podcast. Since the company's launch, thousands of hosts have broadcast more than 100,000 shows. Notable guests on BlogTalkRadio, such as Yoko Ono, Brad Pitt, John McCain, Brian DePalma and more, appear on the Best of BlogTalkRadio page.