FITC Hollywood 2007

2007-10-22 00:00:00 2007-10-24 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Hollywood 2007 This fall, FITC comes to Hollywood for its second year, to facilitate the interaction of key content industry drivers with the best content delivery technology in the capital of entertainment and rich media. FITC Hollywood is the first conference to bridge this gap, helping to… Hollywood FITC Hollywood



Fantasy Football is a wildly popular online activity that every major sports site is participating in. It is a game that lets people join in groups of football fans where they pick actual players and get points for the player’s performance. The game starts with a draft where people in the group gather online to pick their teams. At the end of the draft everyone has players and the game can begin.

This presentation shows how FOX Sports used Flash Media Server to run their Fantasy Football draft application. With drafts lasting 1-2 hours and people coming in and out, this application makes sure everyone stays in sync. And with the popularity of the game on FOX Sports, we also managed a system for load balancing during peak times between multiple FMS. This talk will also include the server-side scripting involved.

Who this presentation is for:
Anyone who wants to gain insight into the technical processes required to build a non-video Flash Media Server application.

What attendees will walk away with:

Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of the planning and resources needed to create an application like this and at least one strategy for completing it.