CARLSBAD, Calif. and NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 — 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 Big Game.
“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 BEOND 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 football’s annual media day. The alliance makes PrePlay’s hit mobile prediction games available on the Buzztime BEOND entertainment platform.
Enabling PrePlay’s 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 football championship game 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 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 or restaurant near you, visit 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 America 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.
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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