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NBC Sports Launches FanDuel-Style Fantasy Sports Contest App, Offering Up to $50,000 in Weekly Prizes

December 20, 2018 / Todd Spangler

NBC Sports is betting that fantasy-sports contests will help boost viewership and subscriptions to its over-the-top video packages. The sports programmer launched the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app, offering fans the chance to win up to $50,000 each week, tied to its TV and live-streaming sporting events.According to NBC Sports, over the next year, the app will let eligible players compete for the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes spanning a variety of NBC Sports properties.The first fantasy game is tied to the Premier League, starting with the U.K. soccer league’s annual Boxing Day matches on Dec. 26. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $5,000 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for players who correctly pick the final scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition.