– Leading mobile sports company launches ‘theScore bot’ to deliver live scores and news
TORONTO, June 1, 2016 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the launch of theScore bot for Facebook Messenger, allowing sports fans to receive automated real-time scores and breaking news updates on the platform.
theScore bot brings the fast and totally customizable experience of theScore’s leading mobile sports app to Messenger, with users able to tell it exactly what teams they care about and receive automated updates while interacting with it in a completely intuitive way.
“Messenger is used by more than 900 million people all over the world and theScore bot is a totally logical extension of our app offering, drawing from our deep well of data and news content and serving it up in a way that’s totally seamless and native to Messenger,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore.
“We see bots as the next phase of evolution in the way we consume media on mobile devices, allowing our brand to extend its reach and interact with Messenger’s massive user base. We’re extremely excited to be one of the first sports media companies in the world to create a bot for Messenger.
“We’ve always been obsessed with delivering the best mobile sports experience to fans and launching theScore bot made total sense in providing a completely new way for sports fans to interact with theScore and follow the teams they love.”
At launch, theScore bot will deliver scores and breaking news from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and most major soccer leagues. Fans will be able to get alerts for game start, live scoring plays, the final score of a game and also any breaking news related to the team being followed. Support for more leagues and deeper functionality will follow in due course.
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About theScore Inc.
theScore, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats and alerts via its mobile sports platforms theScore and theScore esports and fantasy sports contests via QuickDraft.
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