SportStream Launches Support for Barclays Premier League and Major League Soccer

Second Screen Experience Goes Global to Deliver Fans Every Great Social Moment

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - SportStream, the leading social second-screen experience for sports fans, announced today iPhone, iPad and native web app support for Barclays Premier League and Major League Soccer (MLS), providing football fans around the world relevant Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and news content along with live stats and minute-by-minute updates around every match.

"Over half of the top ten athletes on Twitter are football players. Football fans are among the most social and devoted in the world," said Bob Morgan, CEO and co-founder of SportStream. "For a football fan, it's not enough to know just what's happening in a match. They want to know what's happening on their social networks, too. With SportStream, fans can stay on top of the latest stats and minute-by-minute updates, plus what's happening around the match on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other outlets."

In addition to delivering the authoritative voices and most relevant social content around every football match in SportStream's signature streams, SportStream's MLS and Premier League experiences also provide a host of new match-tracking features and graphics, including:

  • Graphic timeline of plays: Each match is summarized by a graphic timeline of key plays, including goals, player substitutions and cards, all marked by intuitive icons. Fans can follow each turn of events and see who made the play and when.
  • Visual stats: Rather than sift through laundry lists of senseless numbers, fans can now see stats represented by easy-to-read graphics. These graphics display the numbers for each team's shots on target, touches, saves, passes, possession percentage, etc.
  • Scroll bar for goals: The names of players who scored and the minute mark at which they made the play will scroll continuously under the team's logo so fans can have the most vital stats at their fingertips.

Football has the biggest international following of all sports, with star striker Cristiano Ronaldo being the most followed athlete on Facebook and Twitter. The Premier League saw an astounding 126 percent increase in Facebook and Twitter followers between the 2011-2012 seasons, with league leaders like Wayne Rooney driving conversations. With all the noise around a match, fans can no longer find the conversations they care about. SportStream provides behind-the-scenes, instant updates fans crave by delivering social commentary and stats from expert sources including teams, athletes, bloggers and beat reporters.

Additional SportStream Features:

  • Personalized recommendations based on the teams and athletes you follow on Twitter or Facebook
  • Social media streams featuring only content relevant to the sporting event you are watching
  • Slick in-app integration with Are You Watching This?! indicates which current sporting events are the most exciting, making sure you never miss the best action
  • Sophisticated semantic engine automatically identifies and tracks influential Twitter personalities, bloggers, sports journalists, teams, players, Facebook friends and fans
  • Real-time stats, scoring summary and play-by-play information with social integration making it easier than ever to back up your trash talk
  • Dynamic suggested hashtags for every sporting event so you can add event, team and league hashtags with just a tap
  • Easy method of inviting friends and followers with one tap
  • A clean, attractive UI that makes watching sports a truly social and interactive experience

SportStream also supports a social second-screen experience for NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAAB and NCAAF fans. Fans can download SportStream for iPhone or iPad here or access the native web application here.

About SportStream
SportStream is the in-game fan experience that sports fans have been waiting for. It is the first true second-screen experience for watching sports, with real-time stats, social media streams, chats and access to relevant content surfaced through social media. SportStream is backed by Vulcan Capital and based in San Francisco, California and is currently available for the iPad, iPhone and native web app.

Contact Information:

Nick Shepherd or Peter Sadler
SportStream (at) launchsquad (dot) com