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Bloomberg Sports Adds Fantasy Alarm Feature to Their 'Front Office 2012'

May 15, 2012


Bloomberg (News - Alert) Sports Front Office 2012 is a tool from Bloomberg Sports that helps players win their fantasy baseball league. It consists of a complete draft kit and full set of in-season trading, free agent, and lineup tools, with rankings tailored for the users’ league settings.

Recently, Bloomberg Sports combined the Fantasy Alarm feature to their “Front Office 2012” fantasy baseball product. With this, subscribers will get an unlimited amount of instant updates on all their fantasy players’ activity.

Fantasy Alarm offers Front Office subscribers with direct access to important, time-sensitive information such as injury, schedule, and latest news via text message or email. Allowing the subscriber not to miss an important update, the alarms are tailored to the fantasy player's roster. Fantasy Alarm will work with all the important fantasy league platforms like Yahoo, ESPN (News - Alert), and CBS, like all other Bloomberg Sports offerings, the company stated in a press release.

“Just as ‘Front Office’ uniquely provides recommendations for every fantasy player specific to their team, our Fantasy Alarm feature will deliver immediate updates when anything affects a player on your specific fantasy roster,” said Bill Squadron, head of Bloomberg Sports. “We are also excited to be able to offer to our subscribers a chance to attend the 2012 MLB (News - Alert) All-Star Game in Kansas City with a guest, another added benefit through our ever-growing relationship with”

In 2011, the company reached a new licensing agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason broadcasters, FOX Sports and TBS. According to the agreement, the company would offer custom-designed improved statistical analysis, professional analytical tools and a data feed of in-depth pitch analysis for each game of the 2011 playoffs and World Series. With FOX airing exclusively the American League Championship Series and World Series, TBS was the exclusive television home of all four Division Series and the National League Championship Series.

Edited by Brooke Neuman