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.

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.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at June 12, 2008 9:56 AM
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