WinView, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company, invented and pioneered second-screen interactive TV. We hold the foundational patents on the synchronized second screen experience.
WinView’s founder Dave Lockton (retired January 2018 and part-time Chief Innovation Officer at the Company) is the inventor and pioneer of two-screen interactive television. Dave founded Interactive Network (IN), the first second-screen iTV company that invented and pioneered wireless, real-time second-screen TV. Ahead of its time, IN’s subscription service required dedicated hardware that wasn’t cost-effective despite high consumer acceptance.
As cell phones reached mass adoption by consumers, along with the expiration of Dave’s IN patents, he reassembled key IN team members, hired a CEO and formed AirPlay Network in May 2005. AirPlay was financed by Qualcomm, Sprint, Motorola, and RedPoint Ventures. AirPlay adapted the IN platform from a dedicated asymmetrical network (wireless, multicast with phone modem back path) to the cellular network system.
AirPlay was an engineering tour-de-force, reaching a footprint of 240 million phones on every major cellular network. As the challenges that the cellular infrastructure presented to providing a fun, engaging and profitable experience were encountered and met, AirPlay filed patents on them. When AirPlay’s investors put the company up for sale, Dave formed WinView to acquire all the AirPlay intellectual property, including many valuable patents, which cost $15 million to develop, for stock and notes.
Today, WinView, Inc. is the nation’s leading skill-based sports prediction mobile games platform. WinView CEO, Eric Vaughn, “If you like HQ Trivia, you’re gonna love WinView. If you watch a lot of sports, enjoy the flow of the game, and feel like you can predict what’s about to happen, then WinView is perfect for you. It’s the new way to watch live sports, win cash and talk trash. Our players consistently tell us, ‘Because of WinView, I’ve fallen back in love with basketball, baseball, what have you. Every play is amplified.’ WinView connects you to the game on TV like never before. It’s more interactive, more engaging and more fun, satisfying the competitive nature in all of us.”
WinView plans to leverage its extensive experience in pioneering real-time interactive television games played on the mobile second screen, its foundational patents and unique business model. The WinView app is an end-to-end two-screen TV synchronization platform for both television programming and commercials. The paid entry, skill-based WinView Games app uniquely enhances TV viewing enjoyment and rewards sports fans with prizes as they answer in-game questions while competing with friends in real-time during live televised sports.
To get the WinView sports app, download it on iOS or Android, or mobile play on Android Chrome browser. Our paid contests, which are legal to play in 36 U.S. states, range from $2 to $100 in entry fees, where users compete against sports fans in contests ranging from 6 to 25 players. WinView’s free entry contests offer smaller prize pools and are legal to play in all 50 states.