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Gametime

September 09, 2015 09:03 ET

Gametime and Bleacher Report Team Up to Help Sports Fans Get Into the Game via Mobile

New Partnership Leverages Innovative Deep Linking Technology to Integrate Mobile Ticketing Into Team Stream App

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2015) - Gametime, the leader in mobile on-demand sports ticketing, and Bleacher Report -- the top digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage -- have announced an exclusive new partnership designed to help sports fans find and purchase last-minute tickets to their favorite games specifically on their mobile devices. Leveraging deep linking technology to create a seamless in-app experience, Bleacher Report now integrates Gametime content into team specific news streams and schedule pages for all major professional and college sports of its top-rated Team Stream™ app .

Bleacher Report's Team Stream will feature ticket options based on the user's favorite sports teams starting from 48 to 72 hours before each home game and running into the start of the event. By tapping on a ticket themed article, users are directed to the appropriate event page on the Gametime app displaying available tickets for that team. Users can then check out with a streamlined, two-swipe purchase experience.

"Mobile is the future of sports ticketing and has rapidly expanded across the country, getting more fans into their favorite games faster than ever," said Colin Evans, Chief Revenue Officer of Gametime. "By teaming up with Bleacher Report and integrating with their popular Team Stream app, we're making live sporting events tickets even more visible and accessible to fans on-the-go."

Supporting the exploding last minute, on-demand economy, Gametime and Bleacher Report aim to help more fans get into the game through its relevant, timely in-stream prompts. Creating a seamless experience, the new partnership is among the first to implement deep linking to direct users to event-specific pages within the Gametime app, greatly advancing the user experience and promoting installs, increased engagement, and purchases.

"We pride ourselves on being the mobile leader for sports fans seeking the most comprehensive news and information surrounding their favorite teams and topics and this partnership with Gametime will only enhance that experience," said Dorth Raphaely, general manager of Bleacher Report. "We're glad to have this opportunity to partner with Gametime in offering this new feature to our passionate fan base."

Gametime and Team Stream mobile apps are both available for download for iOS and Android devices at the iTunes and Google Play stores.

About Gametime
Gametime offers the leading sports ticketing app for last minute, on-demand tickets to sporting events for over 250 teams in 40 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Gametime reimagined the ticket purchase experience for mobile in 2012 to democratize access, bringing speed, convenience and value to sports fans everywhere. Gametime curates the best seat values, presenting them using beautiful in game panoramic seat views coupled with a two-tap purchase process and mobile delivery that eliminates printing. Featured as a top-rated app on iOS, Android and Apple Watch stores, Gametime believes the world is better when people get off the couch and into something fun. As Sporting News reported, "Gametime is connecting millennial sports fans to the experiences and events they want to attend...instantly." Connect with Gametime on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Sports, is the leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage, and is one of the fastest-growing digital properties in the U.S. The company was founded in 2007 by four die-hard sports fans as a platform to super-serve passionate sports fans all the most relevant content for their favorite teams in a single place. Today, its editorial and video teams, led by an established roster of lead writers and premier contributors, create hundreds of pieces of content per day to provide fans with the most comprehensive experience for their favorite teams and topics across all major sports. Bleacher Report is a top publisher -- #1 ranking in the sports category -- in driving fan engagement across social media platforms. B/R also provides an unmatched fan experience on mobile devices through its top-rated, industry-leading Team Stream tablet and smartphone app, and via sport and team-specific email newsletters.

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