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Internet sports coverage one focus of conference

By November 1, 2009

I recently was talking with a friend about the dramatic changes to sports web sites in the last few years, with many of them adding more video and offering fun features that may mix video, graphics, and print.

Newspaper sports sections often led the way on visual type features and I think the same type of trend is occurring on sports web sites, offering fans information in an entertaining fashion. Of course if you work in this field, it's important to keep thinking ahead and staying on top of new trends.

Some industry leaders will discuss their thoughts at the Fantasy Sports Association Sports Media and Technology Conference on November 12 and 13 in New York.  Fantasy sports have become a big part of many of the leading sports sites. The event is sponsored by SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily, and the Fantasy Sports Association.

According to information about this year's program, it will feature a media power panel which will include leaders in broadcast, cable, and online space.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to hear from those who are leading the way in wireless distribution, social media, and fantasy sports.

 According to SportsBusiness Journal, the event is expected to draw more than 400 of the industry's top executives from broadcast and cable networks, online properties, professional leagues and teams, media members, as well as technology and service providers.

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