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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: [email protected]

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.

– 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: [email protected]

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.