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CEO John Levy: “Ruling is a huge victory for sports fans across the United States”

May 14, 2018: theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR), a leader in delivering mobile-first sports scores and content, reacted positively to today’s ruling by the Supreme Court to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), an act that largely outlawed sports betting outside of Nevada, effectively clearing a path for the legalization of sports betting in the United States.

John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore, whose flagship mobile app is one of the most popular sports apps in North America, said: “This is a huge victory for sports fans across the United States. Sports betting has long been part of theScore’s DNA, and our market-leading expertise in delivering mobile-first experiences to millions of fans every month makes this an exciting moment for us, as well as others that support the introduction of sports wagering in the U.S.”

Delivered this morning, the Supreme Court ruling enables states to individually introduce legislation to legalize sports betting. According to the American Gaming Association, 18 states have introduced legislation to legalize sports betting, with more states expected to follow.

“We’ve been watching this space for some time and eagerly anticipating this ruling,” added Levy. “The ruling unlocks exciting opportunities and we are uniquely positioned to deliver amazing fan experiences on mobile and in-game as the betting market develops.”

theScore app, which is used monthly by millions of fans and is one of the leading multisport news and data apps in North America, is available in the App Store and on Google Play and offers news, scores, alerts and stats for every major league and competition, including betting line movements for leagues including NBA Basketball, NFL Football, NHL Hockey and MLB Baseball.

John Levy is available for media interviews to discuss today’s Supreme Court decision. For more information or to set-up an interview contact:

James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore
james.bigg@thescore.com
Tel: 647-638-9281

Elisa Richardson
Manager, Media Relations
theScore
elisa.richardson@thescore.com
Tel: 646-901-8536

theScore Investor Relations
theScore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements

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TORONTO, April 12 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three and six months ended February 28, 2018 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

In Q2 F2018 the Company achieved revenue of $7.1M versus $6.7M for the same period the previous year. Revenue for the first six months of F2018 was $15.5M versus $15.2M for the same period in F2017. Q2 F2018 growth was accomplished thanks to strong performances from theScore’s Canadian direct sales and US programmatic businesses. EBITDA loss improved to $0.5M in Q2 F2018, versus a loss of $1.4M in Q2 F2017.

theScore app on iOS continued to show positive growth this quarter. For Q2 F2018, monthly active users of theScore app on iPhone and iPad were up by 9% for the same period the previous year. This was offset by lower monthly active users of theScore app on Android.

As a result, total average monthly active users of theScore app for Q2 F2018 were 4.1M, consistent with the same period in the previous year. Average monthly app sessions-per-user were 85 versus 89 for Q2 F2017.

“Our revenue numbers and the continued user growth on iOS in such a competitive app market were extremely positive this quarter,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore. “Clearly Android remains the primary challenge that’s affecting our overall app user growth, but we’re tackling these industry-wide challenges through a combination of strategic product and marketing initiatives.”

In Q2 F2018, theScore esports recorded more than 20M video views, up from 6.5M for the same period the previous year. theScore’s social channels continued to serve as a strong brand-building tactic, reaching in excess an average of 30 million people a month during Q2, while other highlights included the Company’s chatbot for Facebook Messenger crossing 500K average monthly active users for the first time.

“While our flagship app is our core business and primary focus, we saw continued growth across other areas of our operations, including our emerging platforms, esports and social teams,” added Mr. Levy. “We believe there are exciting growth opportunities here, which in turn could serve as both brand-building tactics and, eventually, potentially become monetizable businesses themselves.”

For more details, please join theScore’s conference call at 8:30am EST on Thursday, April 12 where management will review the Company’s Q2 F2018 results, followed by a question and answer session.

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Contact:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com
theScore Investor Relations
theScore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

 

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TORONTO, April 9 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) plans to release its Q2 F2018 financial results on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00am EST.

The Company will also be hosting a conference call where Founder & Chief Executive Officer John Levy and President & Chief Operating Officer Benjie Levy will review the Company’s results followed by a Q&A session.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:30am EST on Thursday, April 12. To participate, please call into the conference approximately five minutes prior to it beginning.

Conference Call Dial-In Numbers
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8688
Toll Free North America: (+1) 888 390 0546

Instant Replay
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8677
Toll Free: North America (+1) 888 390 0541
Playback Passcode: 010935 #

The conference call will also be webcast live here.

For more information:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

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– Race 2 PyeongChang exclusive to theScore app; Complements gold standard Winter Games coverage!

TORONTO, February 6 2018 – Global politics got you shaking your head? Have some fun and let it out on the slopes thanks to a brand new game found in the latest update to theScore app by theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) on iOS and Android.

Not only will theScore deliver gold-standard coverage of the Winter Games in South Korea, sports fans can also play a fun and exclusive in-app game that lets them hit the ski slopes as world leaders Don, Vlad or Kim.

Available within theScore app’s ‘Discover’ section, ‘Race 2 PyeongChang’ lets fans take control of the three characters with the goal of getting them down the ski slope as fast as possible by collecting uniquely personalized power-ups while dodging obstacles.

This is the first time theScore has included playable content within its app, and forms another part of its podium-worthy coverage of the Winter Games, including:

  • Daily Recaps – Can’t stay-up into the early hours to follow the action as it unfolds from South Korea? Don’t worry, theScore will get you up-to-date as soon as you wake-up.
  • Breaking News – With every major story covered by theScore’s newsroom, and curated content and multimedia from around the web, theScore is the only app you’ll need for all the headlines and talking points from PyeongChang.
  • Medal Alerts – Follow your favorite country and get notified the moment they medal!
  • Every Result – Real-time coverage of men’s and women’s hockey, as well as results from all the skiing, skating, and every single event!

“Race 2 PyeongChang is not only a ridiculously addictive mobile game, it also offers a fun and playful twist on our already incredible coverage of the Winter Games,” said John Levy, CEO of theScore.

“This is a great addition to theScore’s Discover section, and adds another dimension to the amazing social and shareable content we’ve been giving sports fans. This, coupled with our real-time news and results coverage from South Korea, makes theScore the only sports app you need to follow all the action from PyeongChang AND have some extra fun at the same time.”

theScore app is available in the App Store and on Google Play. Install now and get playing!

For more information:

James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

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– Company achieves positive EBITDA for first time in history

TORONTO, January 11 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three months ended November 30, 2017 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

In Q1 F2018 the Company achieved the first EBITDA positive quarter in its history. EBITDA was $0.5M, versus a loss of $0.4M for the same period the previous year.

“After previously forecasting that we would be EBITDA positive in F2018, we are very pleased to get this fiscal year off to a strong start, something which puts a solid foundation in place for the rest of the year,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore.

The Company achieved revenue of $8.4M for Q1 F2018 versus $8.5M for the same period the previous year. Increased US programmatic revenue and Canadian direct sales revenue was offset by lower direct sales in the US.

Average monthly active users of theScore app[*] for Q1 F2018 were 4.3M versus 4.4M for the same period the previous year, while average monthly app sessions-per-user were 103 versus 102 for Q1 F2017.

theScore app on iOS showed positive momentum this quarter, breaking new single-month user records in both October and November. For Q1 F2018, monthly active users of theScore app on iPhone and iPad were up by 6% for the same period the previous year. Monthly active users of theScore app on Android were down by 11% over the previous year.

“Following the launch of our newly designed flagship app at the end of Q4, we’ve seen some extremely encouraging growth on our iOS platforms, twice breaking records for users in a single month in Q1,” said Mr. Levy. “While the change in Android users is reflective of trends we’ve seen with other apps in the free sports category in Google Play over the past year, we believe a combination of product and marketing initiatives will enable us to tackle this platform-specific challenge head-on by improving both user acquisition and retention.

“Our priority now is building on this momentum through the continued improvement of our offering through ongoing experimentation and maintaining our regular bi-weekly release cycles to get updates into the hands of sports fans as quickly as possible.”

theScore’s esports team also reinforced its focus on the creation of original video content during Q1 F2018, doubling-down on the production of successful video franchises which regularly generate six-figure viewing figures across YouTube, Facebook and other social platforms. In Q1 F2018, theScore esports recorded a total of 18M video views, up from 3.5M for the same period the previous year.

theScore’s Emerging Platforms team continued to work on developing for new platforms and technologies to further amplify theScore brand and product offering. In Q1 F2018, theScore launched its Skill for Amazon Alexa across North America, continued to grow and improve its chatbot for Facebook Messenger and, only last week, launched the first-ever fantasy sports game for Facebook’s Instant Games platform on Messenger.

“We continue to be encouraged by the growth potential we’re seeing with our esports video and emerging platforms initiatives, with the recent launch of our pioneering fantasy sports game on Instant Games being a prime example,” said Mr. Levy. “This, combined with the strong reach of more than 30M people a month across our social platforms, enables us to focus on our core app business while also looking to the future to ensure theScore stays one step ahead of the ever-evolving demands of sports fans.”

theScore announced that, if the proposed amendments to its stock option plan are approved by shareholders at today’s annual and special meeting,  the board of directors intends to grant today 9,940,000 options to acquire Class A subordinate voting shares to employees of the Company, including 1,660,000 options to directors and officers of the Company.  Assuming the requisite shareholder approval is obtained, options will be granted to the following directors and officers: Norwest Video Inc. (600,000 options); Benjamin Levy (500,000 options); Ralph Lean (80,000 options); John Albright (80,000 options); Mark Scholes (80,000 options); Lorry Schneider (80,000 options); Thomson Associates Inc. (80,000 options), Mark Zega (80,000 options) and Kirstine Stewart (80,000 options). Each option will be exercisable for one Class A Subordinate Voting Share of theScore at an exercise price of $0.145 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Company’s employee stock option plan.

theScore will be hosting a conference call at 8:30am EST on Thursday, January 11. Management will review the Company’s Q1 F2018 results, followed by a question and answer session.

Conference Call Dial-In Numbers
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8688
Toll Free North America: (+1) 888 390 0546

Instant Replay
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8677
Toll Free: North America (+1) 888 390 0541
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The conference call will also be webcast live here.

 

For more information:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

Tom Hearne
Chief Financial Officer
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2206
Email: tom.hearne@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

[*] User metrics for theScore app do not include audience or engagement numbers from theScore esports platforms, Squad Up, or products from its Emerging Platforms team, including theScore Bot for Facebook Messenger.

 

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– Users can challenge friends in free, daily contests for leagues including NFL, NBA, NHL and EPL on Messenger and Facebook News Feed

TORONTO, January 4, 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the launch of the first-ever fantasy sports game for the Instant Games platform on Messenger and Facebook News Feed, allowing friends to challenge each other for bragging rights in contests every single day.

theScore Fantasy Sports goes live today and offers contests for NFL Football, NBA Basketball, NHL Hockey, and EPL Soccer, with support for more leagues coming soon. theScore Fantasy is completely free-to-play and simple to enter. Five-man line-ups make challenges quick and easy to enter, while Messenger enables players to quickly challenge groups of friends and see who scores the most points.

Since launching just over a year ago, the Instant Games platform has continued to grow in popularity and is now home to more than 70 games, including much-loved and well-known titles from established developers. More than 1.3 billion people around the world use Messenger every month.

“We’ve always believed that the best fantasy sports experience is one that’s highly social, with a focus on playing for fun with your friends,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore. “This is why we think theScore Fantasy Sports and Messenger are truly made for each other.

“It’s extremely exciting to pioneer fantasy sports on Messenger, delivering a game that’s fun, free, easy-to-to-play and accessible to sports fans everywhere on a platform with such incredible reach and engagement.”

Sports fans simply have to choose a league to get started, draft five athletes within a set budget, challenge their friends, and then sit-back and watch the results roll-in. New challenges are created every single day, so there’s always something for everyone.

Sports fans can get started with theScore Fantasy game by clicking here, or by opening Messenger, selecting ‘Games’ and searching for ‘theScore Fantasy Sports.’ A project delivered by theScore’s Emerging Platforms team, more updates to the theScore Fantasy Sports will follow soon.

For more information:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

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TORONTO, January 3 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) plans to release its Q1 F2018 financial results on Thursday, January 11 at 7:00am EST.

The Company will also be hosting a conference call where Founder & Chief Executive Officer John Levy, President & Chief Operating Officer Benjie Levy and Chief Financial Officer Tom Hearne will review the Company’s results followed by a Q&A session.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:30am EST on Thursday, January 11. To participate, please call into the conference approximately five minutes prior to it beginning.

Conference Call Dial-In Numbers
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8688
Toll Free North America: (+1) 888 390 0546

Instant Replay
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8677
Toll Free: North America (+1) 888 390 0541
Playback Passcode: 513838 #

The conference call will also be webcast live. Register now here.

theScore will also be hosting its Annual General Meeting at 11:00am EST on Thursday, January 11 at the Company’s Toronto office at: 500 King Street West, Fourth Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1L9.

For more information:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

Tom Hearne
Chief Financial Officer
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2206
Email: tom.hearne@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

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Company offers audio flash briefings for sports and esports as part of Canadian Alexa launch

November 15, 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (‘theScore’) today announced it will launch new skills for Amazon Alexa to deliver sports news and updates as part of the Canadian launch of its Alexa voice service and Echo smart speaker.

theScore’s capabilities for Amazon Alexa – known as ‘skills’ – include on-demand daily updates for both traditional sports news and esports. Fans with an Alexa device in their home can simply select theScore as their flash briefing and ask “Alexa – what’s in the news?” and theScore will deliver a comprehensive audio sports briefing.

“Working with Amazon Alexa represents a major step forward in our strategy to expand theScore experience to audiences on new and emerging platforms and we’re excited to provide sports news with Alexa,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore.

“theScore is focused on playing at the forefront of digital technology, ensuring we’re responding to the ever evolving ways sports fans want their scores and news. This provides theScore with yet another channel to reach sports fans in their own homes, complementing what we’re already offering across our market-leading app and social platforms. This is just the beginning, and we’re excited to see where we can go with voice technology.”

Already available on the Amazon Alexa in the US, theScore goes live for Alexa devices in Canada today with two daily ‘flash briefings’ for theScore Sports and one for theScore esports, offering a two-minute audio summary of all the major headlines that matter.

theScore’s dedicated ‘Emerging Platforms’ team is overseeing development for Alexa, and will continue to develop and improve theScore’s skills for the voice service, as well as exploring and executing other opportunities to grow theScore’s audience on platforms with high growth potential.

theScore’s Alexa skills for Amazon Alexa can be accessed and managed via the Amazon Alexa app.
For more information:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

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Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

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TORONTO, November 14, 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced that Tom Hearne, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company, effective January 26, 2018.

“Tom has been a valued member of our management team for the past nine years and has played a key role in the development and growth of theScore,” said John Levy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of theScore. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tom for his contribution and wish him the best of success in the future.”

The Company has commenced a search process to find a successor.

For more information:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

John Levy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2325
Email: john.levy@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

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TORONTO, October 19 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three and 12 months ended August 31, 2017 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

The Company posted quarterly revenue of $4.8 million compared to $5.0 million in the same period the previous year. This year-over-year decrease was primarily due to the absence of the major sporting events that took place in Q4 F2016, including the Rio Olympics and the 2016 UEFA EURO and Copa America soccer tournaments, which in turn lead to a decrease in programmatic sales.

Revenue for the 12 months ended August 31, 2017 was $26.3 million compared to $23.9 million for the same period the previous year.

Adjusted EBITDA loss for the three-month period ended August 31, 2017 was $1.9 million compared to $3.8 million in the same period in the prior year, an improvement of $1.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA loss for the year ended August 31, 2017 was $5.2 million compared to $12.4 million in the same period in the prior year, an improvement of $7.2 million. This was primarily the result of increased revenues and reduced operating expenses relating to personnel, content, and marketing.

During the three months ended August 31, 2017, theScore’s mobile applications had 3.7 million average monthly active users, compared to 4.0 million average monthly active users during the three months ended August 31, 2016. Average monthly user sessions of theScore’s mobile applications reached 261 million compared to 278 million for the three months ended August 31, 2016. As above, the year-over-year decrease in audience and engagement was primarily a result of the significantly quieter sports season during June-August 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.

“While audience and revenue this quarter reflected the much slower sports season compared to last year, we hit the start of fiscal 2018 running thanks to the successful launch of the biggest update to our flagship app in its history,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore.

“Early signs are promising. Our analytics shows that existing users are quickly adapting to, and enjoying, the big change, with our deeper and more dynamic content offering making us highly attractive to new audiences. This includes deeper coverage of teams, curated content from selected third-party sources, and news rivers rich in multimedia and trending content.

“This approach also more clearly aligns our app offering with what’s being shared and engaged with across our social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our chatbot for Facebook Messenger. We’re now reaching over 30 million people a month on social, further amplifying our brand.

“This approach of ensuring our app continually meets the evolving demands of our users, while also introducing theScore brand to millions of potential users and younger sports fans through our social content and on emerging platforms, will ensure we continue to lead the pack as a world class digital sports innovator.”

theScore will be hosting a conference call at 8:30am EST on Thursday, October 19. Management will review the Company’s Q4 F2017 and year-end results, followed by a question and answer session.

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Toll Free North America: (+1) 888 390 0546

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The conference call will also be webcast live here.

 

For more information:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: james.bigg@thescore.com

Tom Hearne
Chief Financial Officer
theScore, Inc.
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2206
Email: tom.hearne@thescore.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements.  Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”,  “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Short-form Prospectus as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

 

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