Buzztime Launches Android Phone Application for its Trivia Bar Games
CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 26, 2011) – NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN), a leading social entertainment and integrated marketing platform for bars and restaurants, announced that the company is further tapping into the smart phone category with the release of its new downloadable application for Android owners. Effective today, registered players can download the Buzztime application from the Android marketplace and use their Android phones when playing Buzztime bar games.
In 2010, Buzztime introduced its revolutionary iPhone application to millions of owners of the popular phone. This year, Buzztime continues the push into the smart phone category by releasing a version for Android owners. Both applications, developed by the interactive social gaming company, offer players an exciting new way to enjoy Buzztime games. With this application, each smart phone becomes a Buzztime Mobile Playmaker which mimics the function of Buzztime’s traditional game console, the Playmaker®, in a graphically engaging and simple way. The Android phone application allows players to register for and connect to Buzztime, find locations, and play their favorite sports, trivia and card games.
“Buzztime continuously looks to bring innovation to our players and partners with new technology and exciting games,” noted Michael J. Bush, president and CEO, NTN Buzztime, Inc. “The company’s Android phone application further deepens our ability to attract the ever growing smart phone market and invite them into the Buzztime game universe. We continue to provide our players with improved experiences and our bar and restaurant clients with added value.”
“I was amazed at how easy it was to set up the app and get started. Everything works as promised, making for quick and painless game playing,” said Scott Webster from Android Guys. “The simple and intuitive interface keeps participants from getting overwhelmed or distracted. I might be biased, but I’d prefer to use my Android smart phone as opposed to the Playmakers offered at the restaurant. I also like that everyone in my party can play along without cluttering the table top or waiting for equipment.”
Buzztime employs its network of 3,900 bars and restaurants to strategically reach targeted audiences in a unique way. Additionally, Buzztime engages more than 1,500,000 players who participate in 50,000,000 bar trivia, cards and sports games each year on its network.
Buzztime provides clients with branded sports and interactive bar games that align with the brands’ marketing campaigns; live hosted trivia tournaments throughout the United States; and direct-to-consumer marketing initiatives through Buzztime’s social networking and e-mail marketing campaigns.
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN) is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by approximately 3,900 and restaurants in North America since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools. With over 1,500,000 registered consumers and more than 50,000,000 games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime location to enjoy an evening of fun and competition. With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants attract new customers, 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.
This release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management’s current views of future events and operations, including but not limited to statements about penetration of the smart phone market, improved user experience, added value and number of locations, players and games. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the risks of adverse economic conditions, failure of customer and/or player demand, lower market acceptance or appeal of both existing and new products and services by particular demographic groups or audiences as a whole, termination of partnership and contractual relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing and technical problems or outages. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.’s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These statements speak only as of the date hereof, and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.