|By Marketwired .||
|December 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/12 -- SportStream, the social sports experience that delivers fans the first true second-screen for watching their favorite games, announced today it has teamed up with NBA star Stephen Curry to talk trash with fans and follow along with all the game time action as the San Francisco 49ers take on the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football.
"SportStream has built an incredible experience around watching my favorite teams and a great opportunity to connect with other fans around all the action," said Stephen Curry. "I'm looking forward to checking into the app, rooting for the 49ers and talking trash with fans as Kaepernick lights up the Patriots defense on Sunday Night Football."
EVENT: NBA star Stephen Curry, starting guard for the Golden State Warriors, will be checking into SportStream and following all the game time action as the San Francisco 49ers head east to battle the New England Patriots in a possible Super Bowl preview.
Fans following the game within SportStream will get access to real-time stats, injury reports and play-by-play, plus the best social content from their friends, fans, teams, athletes and media personalities on Twitter and Facebook -- plus the chance to chat with Stephen Curry.
WHEN: Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm ET
WHERE: Check into the action with Stephen Curry here: sportstre.am/stephencurry
"We strive to deliver fans a one-of-a-kind social experience for watching sports, and teaming up with Stephen is a natural fit," said Bob Morgan, CEO, SportStream. "Having a Bay Area NBA star check into the app in support of his local NFL team delivers the kind of authentic and engaging second-screen experience we want every fan to experience."
Mobile devices like iPads and iPhones have changed the way we watch sports. Fans are on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, sharing and consuming content while watching sports like never before. Eighty-three percent of sports fans say they check sports-related social media sites while watching a game on television, proving sporting events continue to lead the charge as it relates to social engagement and the second-screen. Plus, 63 percent of fans say they check these sites while sitting at the game live. SportStream continues to help users cut through the noise by identifying the best and most relevant content around a particular game.
SportStream is available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Download it at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sportstream/id556180235?mt=8 or access the web application from Firefox, Chrome and Safari at http://sportstre.am/web. Future platforms will be made available soon.
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.
Nick Shepherd or Peter Sadler
SportStream (at) launchsquad (dot) com
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