Players Help Their Favorite Teams Climb Leaderboard to Settle Which Team has the Savviest Fans; Challenging Trivia Game to Increase Frequency of Player Visits and Lengthen Stay at Venues
Carlsbad, CA – September 10, 2015 – Restaurant and bar entertainment leader NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NTN) today announced the launch of Buzztime Sports: Football Edition™, an exciting new on-demand Buzztime® trivia game, which will debut for the 2015 pro football season and be available all year. Buzztime Sports: Football Edition is expected to draw more players to and increase loyalty for venues.
Buzztime Sports: Football Edition gives fans a fun new way to showcase their knowledge of the game, its players, its history and current season results. Buzztime Sports: Football Edition players can compete alone or against others in their favorite pub or restaurant. They can also increase the stakes and the competitive fun related to rivalries by choosing an association with their favorite pro football team. Registered players’ correct answers will contribute to their team’s national rankings and, ultimately prove which have the most informed fan base.
“Buzztime Sports: Football Edition is a major addition to our Buzztime tablets—one that we expect to attract new players year-round while building loyalty and return visits for our venue partners,” stated Clint Worley, Buzztime Executive Producer—Games. “It has the power to engage serious sports enthusiasts and casual players alike. Every correct answer adds points to the leaderboard for that player’s favorite team. Every hour of the day, every day of the year, the potential of Buzztime Sports: Football Edition to grow the loyalty for a host establishment is virtually unlimited.”
“As a leader in guest engagement and interactive in-venue gaming, Buzztime understands how to create exciting consumer experiences”, said Ram Krishnan, Buzztime CEO. “As we continue to add dynamic games and new features like self-service dining, we increase our value to venues. Targeting brand experience venues, we expect to expand our customer base and our recurring subscription programs.”
Buzztime Sports: Football Edition Leaderboard
Available as a year-round game, Buzztime Sports: Football Edition provides an outlet for pro football knowledge any day of the week. Each round of the game is comprised of fifteen trivia questions that cover game history, stats and general knowledge as well as other fast-changing topics. Because Buzztime Sports: Football Edition is updated weekly during the NFL season, fans will always discover fresh challenges. For example, a portion of the questions will reflect recent games, news and matchups to provide maximum timeliness and fan interest.
Each Tuesday during the season, the Buzztime Sports: Football Edition leaderboard shows the updated scoring totals for all 32 NFL teams and announces the winner for that week. Contributions from all registered players for the past week are reflected in the totals. At the end of the NFL season only one team will be on top, thanks to the enthusiastic support and performance of their most informed and passionate fans.
Innovation has made Buzztime the leader in guest engagement. Beginning in 1984 with QB1, the original in-venue interactive sports game, Buzztime has introduced games, live events and other attractions that have transformed the bar and restaurant experience. There have been over eight million player registrations on the Buzztime network, with over 80 million Buzztime games played just last year nationwide.
To learn more about Buzztime Sports: Football Edition, as well as Buzztime’s other guest experience innovations, go to buzztime.com/buzztime-sports/about.
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by bars 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 8 million player registrations on the Buzztime platform and over 80 million games played just in 2014, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime locations to enjoy evenings of fun and competition. With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants can turn casual visitors into regulars, and give patrons a reason to stay longer. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit https://www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.
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