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– Biggest app update in company history includes sleek new user interface and enhanced multimedia content offering

TORONTO, August 24 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today launched the biggest ever update to its flagship app ‘theScore.’

Available now on the App Store and launching soon on Google Play, theScore has been comprehensively redesigned with the goal of truly empowering the sports fan’s experience with even deeper team coverage, a sleek new user interface and a dynamically enhanced multimedia content offering. Already one of the most popular sports apps in North America, theScore now makes it easier for its millions of users to access and discover the news, scores and stats that matter to them.

“We believe this update truly makes theScore the only sports app fans need, empowering that experience of following the teams you love while making it even faster to get real-time scores and stats,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore.

“While we’ve been careful to preserve, and enhance, the essence of what’s made theScore so popular with millions, with lightning fast scoring updates and detailed stats, we’ve also vastly improved our ability to provide deep team-by-team coverage, helping sports fans to find and discover content they’ll want to consume and share.”

The new-look app has been designed to make it even easier for fans to uncover the biggest stories, scores and stats from their favorite teams.

With coverage from every major league and competition, fans can build a personalized ‘Favorites’ feed of multimedia content from their top teams, players and leagues, including stories from theScore’s mobile-first newsroom and curated editorial and social content from sources around the web.

Fans can also use the new ‘Discover’ section to uncover the biggest stories and topics that have sports fans talking.

“This update is the result of many months of development work, based off analyzing data and direct user feedback,” added Mr. Levy. “But this signals the beginning, not the end, of our hard work. We’ll be working non-stop to ensure theScore continues to meet – and exceed – the expectations of sports fans everywhere.”

The update lands right in time for the new football season, with fans using theScore to follow their favorite teams and players, while never missing a scoring play, trade rumor or injury update thanks to its highly-customizable and in-depth alert options. The re-designed theScore app is now available for free download from the App Store or at www.AppStore.com and will be available in Google Play 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.

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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, July 26 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

Revenue for the quarter grew to $6.4 million compared to $6.1 million in the same period the previous year. Revenue for the first nine months of F2017 grew to $21.6 million versus $18.9 million for the same period in F2016. Revenue growth was powered by theScore’s Canadian and US direct sales teams, as well as growth in engagement within theScore’s mobile apps.

Adjusted EBITDA loss for the three months ended May 31, 2017 was $1.5 million versus $3.0 million in the same period the previous year. A combination of an increase in revenue plus savings in expenses led to direct improvements in the Company’s profitability. Net and comprehensive loss for the three months ended May 31, 2017 was $2.9 million compared to $4.4 million in the same period the previous year.

Average monthly sessions of theScore’s mobile apps reached 379 million compared to 358 million for the same period the previous year, with users opening our apps an average of 92 times a month each. Average monthly active users of theScore’s mobile apps were 4.1 million versus 4.3 million in Q3 F2016.

“Our team is very much focused on the imminent roll-out of some significant new features for our flagship app as the start of football season draws closer,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore.

“We’ve already begun testing some of these with a small percentage of users and the early signs suggest we’ve got something that will further strengthen our position as the number one challenger app to ESPN in North America.

“The evolution of theScore app will be an ongoing process to ensure we’re meeting the demands of sports fans on mobile devices. We’re also seeing positive progress in growing the engagement and size of our off-platform audience, including theScore Bot for Facebook Messenger and with our esports video strategy.

“Our continued growth in revenue, underpinned by our diligent focus on managing our expenses, means we remain well on track to be adjusted EBITDA positive in F2018.”

theScore will be hosting a conference call at 8:30am EST on Wednesday, July 26. Management will review the Company’s Q3 F2017 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

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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, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to the sports content they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats, alerts and videos via emerging and established digital media platforms, including its mobile sports applications theScore and theScore esports, its web platforms theScore.com and thescoreesports.com and theScore Bot for Facebook Messenger and Kik Messenger.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing results in accordance with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), theScore also provides supplementary non-IFRS financial measures as a method of evaluating the Company’s performance. theScore utilizes earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) to measure operating performance. theScore’s definition of EBITDA excludes depreciation and amortization, finance income, income taxes, and acquisition costs which in theScore’s view do not adequately reflect its core operating results. EBITDA is used in the determination of short-term incentive compensation for all senior management personnel. EBITDA is not a measure of performance under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net and comprehensive income or loss prepared in accordance with IFRS or as a measure of operating performance or profitability. EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.

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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– New Messenger platform feature, Chat Extensions, allows fans to pull sports news and multimedia right into conversations

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced that its bot for Facebook Messenger was among the first wave to launch group chat functionality, enhancing its ability to power sports fans’ conversations on the platform.

Sports fans chatting with friends on Messenger will now be able to pull content from theScore bot right into their conversations with multiple people by tapping the Chat Extensions feature from within their group and selecting theScore. Content includes breaking news stories from theScore newsroom as well as the most relevant and entertaining multimedia sports content from across the web.

theScore was one of the first media companies to unveil a bot for Messenger following last year’s F8 Developer Conference. Today’s new feature launches right in time for this year’s event in San Jose, making it another first for the sports media company, which made its name with its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ – now one of the most popular in North America.

“Millions of fans all over the world are already talking sports with their friends on Messenger every day, and theScore bot now takes these conversations to the next level by allowing them to pull in, share and debate the biggest stories and most compelling sports content out there,” said Riaz Lalani, Vice President, Product at theScore.

“Sports is about identity and community. theScore bot has so far focused on the identity aspect, allowing users to follow and be informed and entertained about their beloved teams. Now, with Chat Extensions, we can truly tap into communities of sports fans and Messenger makes that simple and powerful.”

At launch, fans can filter content by sport, with coverage offered for basketball, baseball, soccer, football, hockey and cricket with plans for support for individual leagues and teams already in the works.

“We are thrilled theScore has taken this opportunity to build a Chat Extension in Messenger,” said Stan Chudnovsky, Vice President of Product for Messenger. “This offering will give sports fans a great way to stay on top of, share and discuss the content that matters most to them with their friends right in Messenger.”

You can install theScore bot for Messenger here.

For more information or to arrange interviews:

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, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to the sports content they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats, alerts and videos via emerging and established digital media platforms, including its mobile sports applications theScore and theScore esports, its web platforms theScore.com and thescoreesports.com and theScore Bot for Facebook Messenger and Kik Messenger.

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 10 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) plans to release its Q2 F2017 financial results on Thursday, April 13 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 question and answer session.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:30am EST on Thursday, April 13. 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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Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8677
Toll Free: North America (+1) 888 390 0541
Playback Passcode: 046499 #

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, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to the sports content they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats, alerts and videos via emerging and established digital media platforms, including its mobile sports applications theScore and theScore esports, its web platforms theScore.com and thescoreesports.com and theScore Bot for Facebook Messenger and Kik Messenger.

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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– CEO John Levy to showcase Company story at major US investor event

TORONTO, March 13, 2017 – Senior management from theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) is this week presenting at the 29th Annual ROTH Conference, one of the largest invitation-only gatherings of institutional investors, private equity investors and venture capitalists in the US.

John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore, will be making a presentation at the event in Dana Point, California, tomorrow at 4:30pm PDT. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the conference over four days.

The Company will also be participating in a number of one-on-ones with institutional investors over the course of the conference, which is described as a “must attend event for anyone working in the small and mid-cap space.”

“Being invited to be part of the ROTH Conference is a great opportunity to showcase the amazing brand, engaged audience and strong market position we’ve built at theScore to a new audience of US-based investors,” said Mr. Levy. “We are looking forward to a constructive few days of discussions.”

For more details about theScore, visit our investor relations website 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

About theScore Inc.
theScore, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to the sports content they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats, alerts and videos via emerging and established digital media platforms, including its mobile sports applications theScore and theScore esports, its web platforms theScore.com and thescoreesports.com and theScore Bot for Facebook Messenger and Kik Messenger.

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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Our app often gets praised for being the fastest in delivering the latest scores and news. But for a few sports fans, we’re sometimes just a little too fast…

We get that it can be frustrating if you’re watching the game on a delay on TV and you get that touchdown or home-run notification from our app seconds before you see it happen.

So now we’ve introduced a new feature that allows you to temporarily mute alerts for a single game to keep your experience spoiler-free.

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TORONTO, September 7, 2016 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) has football fans covered with its flagship app ‘theScore.’ Its iOS and Android apps will deliver highly customizable live scores and breaking news from across the league all season long.

Fans can use theScore to follow their favorite teams, choosing from a range of notification options including Game Start, Game End, Every Scoring Play, Red Zone, Score – Each Quarter, Close Game, Turnovers and Breaking News.

theScore also provides the most comprehensive player updates to help fans conquer their fantasy league, with notifications for Touchdowns, Fumbles, Receptions, 40 Yard Receptions, Game Milestones, Final Player Stats and Breaking News.

theScore’s team of NFL writers will be covering all the stories that matter, with new columns from former pro-quarterback Sage Rosenfels and former scout Matt Williamson providing deep analysis. On top of this, theScore’s resident fantasy football expert Justin Boone – who is ranked second overall in the Fantasy Pros most accurate expert rankings over the past four seasons – will be delivering updates three times a week on who to pick-up and who to drop.

theScore’s coverage of football is also being supported by a number of major brands, including Buffalo Wild Wings, Ford, Under Armour, Bose and Diet Coke.

“It’s features like our amazing football coverage that’s made theScore the go-to for millions of sports fans, securing our position as one of the most popular sports apps in North America ahead of some of the biggest sports media brands in the game,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore. “We’ll again be delivering the very best mobile-first coverage from across the league – whether that be real-time scores, in-depth fantasy stats or compelling news and analysis.”

Install theScore app now from the App Store or Google Play.

 

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, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats and alerts via its mobile sports platforms theScore and theScore esports.

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.