Written by: WesternPAFootball Staff on Friday, August 4th, 2017
ScoreStream is extremely excited to announce a partnership with the Associated Press – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scorestream-associated-press-collaborate-to-deliver-more-timely-local-scores-to-fans-300496286.html
When we started ScoreStream, our prospective media partners were skeptical that crowd sourcing would be an effective solution for covering local sports. We responded that both Wikipedia and Waze were proven examples of effective crowd sourcing, and that ScoreStream could do the same for local sports.
Starting with early partners like USA Today and Sinclair Broadcast Group, we now work with almost every major television, radio and newspaper group in the country. Last year our partnership with Snapchat displayed the intersection of real time scores with geo-fences around most of the high school football venues across the country. That the Associated Press decided to partner with ScoreStream after extensive diligence is validation of our use of the crowd and algorithms to provide real time and accurate coverage of over 10,000 games each week.
While we have executed on a high school strategy to date, we now have traction in youth, lower division college and semi pro sports. And this summer, roughly half of our mobile traffic has been from international users covering their unique local sports.
Earlier this week we also announced a partnership with iHeart Media to bring high school sports scores nationwide to radio through their Total Traffic and Weather Network division. You can see that here – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scorestream-and-iheartmedia-bring-high-school-sports-to-fans-nationwide-300496277.html
While iHeart demonstrates the power of our hyper-local content, the Associate Press deal signals that local sports will be crowd sourced and that ScoreStream is the platform of choice.
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