September 09, 2011 08:00 ET

Thuuz Will Alert Sports Enthusiasts to the Most Exciting Matches of the IRB Rugby World Cup 2011

Global Rugby Fans Can Be Sure Not to Miss Out on the Best Action

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 9, 2011) - The 2007 World Cup had 4.2 billion viewers across over 200 countries and territories. Now, 4 years later, The IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 will likely be the most-watched sporting event of the year. Thuuz's free service will automatically monitor every match and alert fans to the most exciting ones, so that they won't miss the best action unfold. Thuuz will connect users right to the games on, which will be offering premium live and on-demand streaming of all Rugby World Cup matches.

Thuuz analyzes matches in real-time using a set of proprietary algorithms to automatically track excitement levels. Enthusiasts sign up to get text, email or mobile app alerts for the most exciting matches in their favorite sports. These alerts do not include the score or other spoilers, so that fans can enjoy the drama and suspense of watching the action unfold either live or time-shifted. Thuuz also provides predictive excitement ratings for upcoming events to help fans plan in advance which matches they should watch. Thuuz already covers International soccer, Cricket, MLB, NFL and NCAA football, NBA, NCAA basketball and NHL.

"Rugby World Cup 2011 is an excellent fit for Thuuz, given the high number of matches and countries involved," said Thuuz Co-Founder and CEO Warren Packard. "While most fans will likely watch their home country or the top seeds, they may skip matches involving countries they don't normally follow. However, such non-marquee matchups and potential upsets can often turn out to be quite thrilling. The trick is in knowing which ones are worth your limited time. Thuuz will be tracking all RWC matches in real-time and will let users know when they are missing truly compelling action."

"Universal Sports is offering unrivaled coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in the U.S., with live television broadcasts of select matches and streaming of all 48 games from for just $149.99," said Bart Leivo, Vice President of Business Development for Universal Sports. "Thuuz excitement alerts and our multiplatform coverage will enable rugby fans to maximize their World Cup experience."

To sign up for Thuuz excitement alerts, just go to and quickly register, and you'll be all set to get the most out of Rugby World Cup 2011!

About Thuuz

Thuuz alerts you to the most exciting action in your favorite sports for events that are upcoming, in-progress, and recently completed. Thuuz also lets you know how to tune in to these games, whether you're in front of your TV, PC, tablet, or mobile phone. Thuuz currently follows fifteen professional and collegiate leagues across seven different sports, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, cricket, and rugby union.

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