June 12, 2008
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CBSSports.com frees up fantasy sports news (BRIDGET CAREY, 6/12/08, Miami Herald)
In an attempt to attract a larger piece of the fantasy sports fanbase, CBSSports.com is opening all of its fantasy sports news and information content to the public for free.Posted by Orrin Judd at June 12, 2008 9:56 AM
Fantasy sports services -- which allow fans to create and manage teams and leagues based on real-life players and their statistics -- generate about $500 million a year in fees and advertising revenue, according to a study from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
Fort Lauderdale-based CBSSports.com is one of the more popular destinations for fantasy sports players, as are Yahoo! and ESPN.
CBSSports.com charges $149.95 for its service that allows users to manage a league, and fantasy news and statistics were previously included as part of that subscription. Now, users need not be subscribers to the ''Commissioner'' level service to access the information.