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TORONTO, July 5th, 2011 – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR), home of ScoreMobile®, the leading sports app worldwide in BlackBerry App WorldTM – and a leading ad-supported sports app across all major smartphone platforms – today announced the launch of an optimized application for the BlackBerry® PlayBookTM tablet. It will provide sports fans with access to real-time scores, stats, news, live blogs and original video.
The perfect sidekick for sports fans, the app offers features for TV companion viewing including interactive live blogs and Twitter streams of sporting events. The BlackBerry PlayBook version of the ScoreMobile app is designed specifically for the tablet form factor and features full support for both portrait and landscape modes.
“ScoreMobile for BlackBerry smartphones launched two years ago,” says Dale Fallon, Vice President, Digital Products, Score Media Inc. “Due to the overwhelming success to date it was clear that an app for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was an essential part of our mobile strategy.”
“The BlackBerry PlayBook is elegant and powerful, which is very much how we think of ScoreMobile,” says Fallon. “Our fans have extremely high standards in terms of usability, and we’ve worked hard to deliver a stunning overall experience on this exciting new platform.”
Built from the ground up for the BlackBerry PlayBook using HTML 5 and the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS, ScoreMobile is a comprehensive multi-sport app covering top worldwide leagues including MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, EPL and PGA.
“ScoreMobile applications have found great success on the BlackBerry platform and we are excited about the launch of the ScoreMobile application for the BlackBerry PlayBook,” said Tyler Lessard, Vice President of BlackBerry Global Alliances and Developer Relations at RIM. “With real-time updates, interactive features and original video, the application is optimized for the PlayBook’s form factor in either portrait or landscape mode.”
As with previous apps for BlackBerry smartphones, Score Media partnered with innovative Toronto-based mobile software developers Five Mobile Inc.
The new version of ScoreMobile is available for download today on the BlackBerry PlayBook by visiting BlackBerry App World (www.blackberry.com/appworld). Tablet OS version 1.0.6 or higher is required.
For more information on ScoreMobile, visit: www.thescore.com/scoremobile/
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Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and authentic sports entertainment. Score Media’s primary asset, theScore Television Network (“theScore”), is a national specialty television service providing sports news, information, highlights and live event programming in more than 6.8 million homes across Canada. The Company’s digital media assets include theScore.com and the industry leading mobile sports applications ScoreMobile, ScoreMobile FC and SportsTap which reach over three million unique users per month. Score Media also operates theScore Satellite Radio which is available across North America on SiriusXM. Growing from a team of 60 in 1997 to over 270 employees in 2011, Score Media is a revolutionizing interactive media company.
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