SACRAMENTO, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Sacramento Kings ("Kings") announced the addition of chat features to the NBA team's website and mobile app available on iOS and Android. Frankly Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TLK) ("Frankly"), an engagement and management platform, developed the messaging technology.
The team's digital platforms will feature group chat rooms based on games, trending topics and more, where fans can discuss news that interests them and see real-time announcements from the team. Users can also cheer on the team with Kings-themed digital stickers of jerseys, logos, and emojis.
Improving technology is a growing theme with professional sports teams – especially in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teams are taking advantage of advanced camera systems that track players and deliver unique metrics and invaluable information. The Kings are taking it one step further and look to enhance the fan experience with the latest technology and tools.
"The Kings are dedicated to finding new technology solutions that make the sports experience better for their fans," said Frankly Founder and CEO Steve Chung. "We're excited to provide our unique messaging solution to this amazing community, and to help increase connectivity and engagement among all of the Kings fans worldwide."
"We're excited to launch this update in partnership with Frankly. Chat lets us engage and interact with our fan base in innovative ways, and they can now connect with each other like never before," said Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger.
For high-res chat room photos and Kings emojis, visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fp9n62a2yfi0j8c/AAA6dVz4lY4DpAExztYQQ_g6a?dl=0 .
For more information, visit Kings.com.
About Frankly: Frankly provides a platform and first-in-class data capabilities for media companies, enterprises, and brands to grow their audience, build engagement, and generate revenue across their digital properties. Its content management and advertising solutions reach approximately 100 million monthly users in the United States. Founded in 2013, Frankly is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in New York City. The Company is publicly traded under ticker TLK on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange. To learn more, please visit www.franklyinc.com or email [email protected].
About the Sacramento Kings: In May 2013, Vivek Ranadivé led a dynamic and diverse ownership group comprised of leaders in technology, business, sports, marketing and real estate to purchase the Sacramento Kings. Under the new ownership, the Kings have implemented a forward-looking "NBA 3.0" philosophy focused on making the Kings the premier sports franchise of the 21st century. NBA 3.0 is driven by utilizing cutting-edge technology to enhance the fan experience, acting as a positive agent of change in the community, and expanding the team, and the region's, global brand. For more information, please visit www.Kings.com.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Notice regarding forward-looking statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Sacramento Kings, Frankly and their respective businesses. Forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, such as the development of applications and technologies, may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the parties. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Frankly undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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