Category: Football

Buzztime® and PrePlay® Partnership Means Football Fans Can Now Predict Every Play in Sunday’s Super Bowl®

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Live Prediction Games Now Available at Buzztime BEOND™ Locations, Just in Time for the Big Game on Sunday

CARLSBAD, Calif. and NEW YORK – The weather forecast this Sunday at restaurants and bars featuring the Buzztime® BEOND™ tablet-based platform, calls for zero percent precipitation and 100% chance of entertainment, thanks to a new partnership between the industry’s entertainment leader Buzztime and leading mobile predictive gaming studio PrePlay, which will allow football fans to predict every down of the Super Bowl.

“Armchair quarterbacks everywhere should ditch their recliner on Sunday and belly up to a Buzztime BEOND bar,” said Buzztime CEO Jeffrey Berg. “We can’t get you on the field, but you’ll feel like you’re in the game with PrePlay’s football product, which we will proudly feature on the Buzztime entertainment platform.”

NTN Buzztime (NYSE MKT: NTN), North America’s leader in bar and restaurant entertainment, and PrePlay, Inc., a leading provider of predictive gaming solutions, announced the strategic partnership on Super Bowl’s media day. The alliance makes PrePlay’s hit mobile prediction games available on the Buzztime BEOND entertainment platform.

Enabling PrePlay’s its hit mobile games for Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and pro and college football for Buzztime’s BEOND platform will allow sports fans to engage in the PrePlay experience – predicting every play, chatting with and competing against friends, while watching live sports in their favorite bar or restaurant.

“PrePlay’s mission is to enable fans to predict every play of every sport,” said founder and CEO Andrew Daines.  “This partnership with Buzztime, which will offer PrePlay products to millions of sports fans in bars and restaurants across North America, hits squarely on that mission.  We could not be more thrilled.”

In addition to PrePlay’s football product that allows fans to predict every play of the upcoming Super Bowl on Feb. 2, NHL PrePlay is expected to be available in Buzztime locations on Jan. 30, and MLB PrePlay will be available in the spring. PrePlay’s mobile games are free to play and are available for iOS and Android.  Search PrePlay in the App Store and Google Play or visit www.preplaysports.com to download.

Buzztime’s BEOND platform is the newest addition to the suite of entertainment products that Buzztime has been offering to bars and restaurants industry for more than 29 years. Buzztime now registers more than 150,000 new players a month, anchored by the addition of a 700% increase in BEOND player registrations. BEOND has also seen a 500 percent increase in gameplay, which is staggering when you consider that Buzztime games are already played more than 52 million times a year. Arbitron studies show that Buzztime players already spend 27 minutes longer and spend $5 more on average than non-players in the 3200 bars and restaurants where they play.

For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime and its restaurant and bar games, please visit www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. For a Buzztime BEOND bar near you, visit http://www.buzztime.com/tablet/locations.html.

About Buzztime

NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform.  Trusted by over 3,200 bars and restaurants in North American since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools.  With over 4.2 million player registrations on the Buzztime platform and over 52 million games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite restaurant to enjoy an evening of fun and competition.  With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants can turn casual visitors into regulars, and give guests a reason to stay longer.  For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

About PrePlay

Founded in 2010, PrePlay, Inc. is a leading provider of mobile games, technology, and services to professional sports leagues, teams, broadcasters, and brands. The company develops and publishes products for the web, iOS, and Android that engage sports fans in real-time prediction games. Every day, fans make thousands of sports predictions and chat messages on our platform and spend hours on end enjoying the unique PrePlay experience.  For more information, please visit www.preplaysports.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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New Year, New News

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There’s a lot going on at PrePlay these days as we kick off the new year. Here’s just a few of the things that have been on our minds as we get going in 2014:

  • We’ve just completed our first season of College Football in CBS Sports PrePlay! Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a better final BCS game. If you predicted Auburn’s defensive dominance in the first half, or the Florida State kickoff return late in the fourth quarter, needless to say we’re impressed.
  • We’re in the midst of the NFL playoffs and after last weekend’s games, we can only assume the next few weekends are going to be action packed with some of the best games of the season.
  • The NHL season is in full swing and will be until June. Buckle up PrePlayers, we’ve got a lot more gaming to do this season.
  • We’ve got a brand new website! PrePlaySports.com got a major facelift! If you haven’t checked it out already, do so now.
  • Andrew is famous! No seriously… For the second straight year our CEO made the Forbes 30 under 30 list alongside the likes of Lebron James, Michael Bradley and Bryce Harper, to name a few.
  • Our developers have been hard at work on updating MLB PrePlay for the 2014 season. Let’s just say it’s going to be a big change in game play and we’ll be adding lots of new features for our users to cash in on.

Happy New Year and we’ll see you around the apps!

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Time to go Bowling!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You may think we’re alluding to the holidays (those aren’t bad either) but we’re really excited for bowl season! During the next few weeks we’ll have each and every bowl game in CBS Sports PrePlay!

Need to familiarize with the upcoming games? Take a look at the grid below and you’ll find all of the match-ups happening this bowl season. We challenge YOU to pick a winner in each of the 35 games this season!

Enjoy the next few weeks of bowl games, because after that, it’s going to be a long wait ’til college football starts back up again in 2014!

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Rivalry Week Match-Ups

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11.29 collageIt’s Rivalry Week!

These games can make or break a season for a team, because let’s face it, no one wants to lose to a rival. Even if your team has had a lackluster performance so far this season, beating your rival can usually help make up for the previous 13 weeks.

Alabama and Auburn will contest for a spot in the SEC Championship game in the Iron Bowl, while Ohio State will look to finish back-to-back seasons undefeated with a win up in Ann Arbor this Saturday.

Let’s see what other big games we have this week in CBS Sports PrePlay:

Friday November 29

12 PM            East Carolina vs. Marshall on CBSSN

2:30 PM         Arkansas vs. No. 17 LSU on CBS

3:30 PM         No. 16 Fresno State vs. San Jose State on CBSSn

Saturday November 23

12 PM            No. 2 Florida State vs. Florida on ESPN

12 PM            No. 3 Ohio State vs. Michigan on abc

12 PM            No. 5 Oregon vs. Arizona on abc/ESPN2

12 PM            Minnesota vs. No. 11 Michigan State on BTN

3:30 PM         No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Auburn on CBS

3:30 PM         No. 9 Baylor vs. TCU on ESPN2

3:30 PM         BYU at Nevada on CBSSN

7 PM              No. 6 Clemson vs. No. 10 South Carolina on ESPN2

7 PM              No. 25 Notre Dame vs. No. 8 Stanford on FOX

7:45 PM         No. 21 Texas A&M vs. No. 5 Missouri on ESPN

8 PM              No. 22 UCLA vs. No. 23 USC on abc

 

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Week 13 Match-Ups

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For most conferences, it’s the final two weekends of football before their conference championship games. With rivalry games looming next weekend, there’s a lot to look forward to in the last couple weekends of the regular season. This weekend there are top 25 match ups in the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12, and Big 12 and we have them ready for you to play in CBS Sports PrePlay!

 

Thursday November 21

7:30 PM         Rutgers vs. No. 18 UCF

Saturday November 23

12 PM            No. 13 Michigan State vs. Northwestern on ESPN

12 PM            No. 20 Oklahoma vs. Kansas State on Fox Sports 1

3:30 PM         No. 5 Oregon vs. Arizona on abc/ESPN2

3:30 PM         No. 19 Wisconsin vs. No. 25 Minnesota on ESPN

3:30 PM         No. 12 Texas A&M vs. No. 22 LSU on CBS

3:30 PM         BYU vs. Notre Dame on NBC

3:30 PM         Colorado State at Utah State on CBSSN

7 PM              No. 17 ASU vs. No. 14 UCLA on FOX

7 PM              Tulsa vs. Louisiana Tech CBSSN

7:45 PM         No. 9 Missouri vs. Ole Miss on ESPN

8 PM              No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 10 Oklahoma State on abc

10:30 PM       Boise State vs. San Diego State on CBSSN

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