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– Sports content comes to the latest Samsung Galaxy devices via Bixby

TORONTO, July 5 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the launch of theScore on Bixby, which will provide sports fans across the United States with personalized live scores and breaking news throughout the Bixby Home service on select Samsung Galaxy devices, including its Galaxy S9 and S9+.

theScore on Bixby allows fans to quickly view theScore’s sports headlines and live scores for World Cup soccer, NFL Football, NBA Basketball, NHL Hockey, MLB Baseball and EPL Soccer simply by swiping right on their home screen to the Bixby Home service.

“We are happy to provide theScore updates through Bixby,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore. “This enables us to showcase the features that have made theScore one of the most popular sports apps in North America to a huge audience, delivering sports fans on Bixby Home a highly-customizable experience and access to their scores and news headlines at a glance.”

Users will be able to personalize their sports experience, selecting their favorite teams and leagues to follow through theScore’s onboarding flow in Bixby Home across most carriers, or through the Bixby Home settings. If users want to access more information beyond a score or news headline, they can simply tap on the theScore’s content card on Bixby to be taken to theScore app if already installed on their device, or to a webpage to see more.

Bixby provides news, weather, fitness, plus other information to users within Bixby Home and is now incorporating sports content.

For more information on theScore or Bixby, please go to theScore.com or Samsung.com/bixby.

Contact:
James Bigg
Sr. Manager, Communications
james.bigg@thescore.com
647.638.9281

Elisa Richardson
Manager, Media Relations
elisa.richardson@thescore.com
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 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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– Financial results to be released at market close
– Conference call to be conducted at 4:30pm EST

TORONTO, July 5 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) plans to release its Q3 F2018 financial results at market close on Wednesday July 11, 2018.

The Company will also be hosting a conference call at 4:30pm EST on Wednesday July 11, 2018 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.

To participate, please call into the conference approximately five minutes prior to it beginning.

Conference Call Dial-In
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8688
Toll Free North America: (+1) 888 390 0546
The conference call will also be webcast live. Register now here.

A replay of the call will also be available post-event at:

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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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Who are you and what do you do at theScore?
My name is Caitlyn. I’m the social news editor. Most of what I write falls outside the “hard news” category – so more social, pop culture-leaning stories. It could be anything from an athlete getting into a Twitter fight with someone, to LeBron James producing a movie, to a lot of WWE stuff.

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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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Great company cultures can’t be manufactured. They happen when great people get together to accomplish great things – and that’s exactly what happens at theScore.

Once again, for the fourth year running, theScore has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers. The listing is part of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers awards, which is run by Mediacorp Canada.

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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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By Adam Sarson, Product Manager

It’s an exciting time to be a golf fan. The youth movement that started a few years ago has taken over the game, with players like Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm becoming superstars seemingly overnight. Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson are all in the prime of their careers, and veterans like Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia are playing as well as they ever have.

Oh, and that Tiger guy is back, and he not only looks healthy, but he looks like he’s ready to win tournaments again.

Here at theScore, we’ve been working hard on improving our golf section for quite some time, and we’re happy to say that we’re ready to show it off to everyone. Given everything that is going on in the golf world right now, our timing couldn’t have been better.

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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
Playback Passcode: 513838 #

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.