Company offers audio flash briefings for sports and esports as part of Canadian Alexa launch
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) ('theScore') today announced it will launch new skills for Amazon Alexa to deliver sports news and updates as part of the Canadian launch of its Alexa voice service and Echo smart speaker.
theScore's capabilities for Amazon Alexa - known as 'skills' - include on-demand daily updates for both traditional sports news and esports. Fans with an Alexa device in their home can simply select theScore as their flash briefing and ask "Alexa - what's in the news?" and theScore will deliver a comprehensive audio sports briefing.
"Working with Amazon Alexa represents a major step forward in our strategy to expand theScore experience to audiences on new and emerging platforms and we're excited to provide sports news with Alexa," said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore.
"theScore is focused on playing at the forefront of digital technology, ensuring we're responding to the ever evolving ways sports fans want their scores and news. This provides theScore with yet another channel to reach sports fans in their own homes, complementing what we're already offering across our market-leading app and social platforms. This is just the beginning, and we're excited to see where we can go with voice technology."
Already available on the Amazon Alexa in the US, theScore goes live for Alexa devices in Canada today with two daily 'flash briefings' for theScore Sports and one for theScore esports, offering a two-minute audio summary of all the major headlines that matter.
theScore's dedicated 'Emerging Platforms' team is overseeing development for theSports for Alexa, and will continue to develop and improve theScore's skills for the voice service, as well as exploring and executing other opportunities to grow theScore's audience on platforms with high growth potential.
theScore's Alexa skills for Amazon Alexa can be accessed and managed via the Amazon Alexa app.
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theScore's mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan's experience. Its flagship mobile app 'theScore' is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.
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