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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

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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

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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theScore Fantasy Sports Instant Game

– 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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Who are you and what do you do here at theScore?
My name is Zach Lebovics and I work as a Product Manager on the Emerging Platforms team. We are the tech equivalent of an R&D team. Technology and consumers are always evolving, so we make sure that we are keeping up with these trends. We build experiences on new platforms that can potentially have the audience and engagement theScore app has today.

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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.

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, 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.