New Live Football Prediction App Puts the Action on the Field Into Fans’ Hands
Ultimate Second-Screen Social Competition Challenges Users to Predict the Plays In Real Time During the Biggest Games on TV for Cash Prizes
WinView, Inc., the leading second-screen social gaming startup, today announced the official launch of its WinView Games app for NFL and NCAA football fans. WinView Games is designed as the ultimate play-by-play prediction app where sports fans across the nation compete against each other, friends and family as they all play along live while watching the game on TV. For correctly predicting the plays on the field, winners can earn cash prizes along with bragging rights. WinView’s patented two-screen platform tests fans’ football knowledge and instincts in games of skill, challenging users in real time as the football drama unfolds. WinView Games is a free ad-supported app, available for both iOS and Android users, and legal in every U.S. state.
With a game that picks up where fantasy football leaves off during the game itself, the WinView Games app brings together the worlds of live TV sports, mobile gaming and social media finally enabling users to experience the thrill of live sports differently: in the palm of their hand. Casual sports fans and dedicated fantasy football players can interact with their favorite games and each other, proving their expertise and feel for the game. Every play is a chance to gain an edge, make a thrilling comeback, talk smack, have fun and make money by watching football – even blowouts are exciting.
“We are putting the future of football in people’s hands,” said Dave Lockton, founder and CEO of WinView, Inc. and the pioneer of the live TV second-screen technology sector. “Fans want to be involved with the sport they love in a way that enhances their time-honored viewing tradition. Sports and fantasy football fans are already on their phones second-screening during the game, tweeting, posting and checking scores. Now they have something to augment their live experience that builds on the excitement in the moment and on their existing viewing behavior.”
Added Lockton, “Fantasy leagues focus primarily on season-long and daily fantasy competitions. For this massive audience of over 57 million people, engagement in fantasy leagues stops when the football game on TV begins. The WinView experience starts at game time and lasts until the final play, which sets the stage for WinView Games as the ultimate social and interactive experience. WinView Games is perfectly balanced in its design for viewers to play along live without being distracted from actually enjoying the game on TV.”
Each week, WinView Games brings to its community of sports fans five national pro football games, one on Thursday night, three games on Sunday, and one on Monday night. Plus WinView plans to produce at least one of the biggest college football games on Saturday. Each football game is produced live by expert two-person WinView teams who watch the action unfold and push prediction choices directly to users. Users are able to check the Lobby Schedule in the app for all upcoming games.
HOW TO PLAY
- Enter Contests, Challenge Fans & Friends. Super easy one-tap login – quickly sign up using Facebook, email or play as guest. Once signed into the app, a user chooses a football game from the Lobby Schedule and then joins a free competition room seating 20 players. In-app chat allows users to chat with friends without having to leave the app.
- Predict the Plays on the Field In Real Time. Each football quarter is a contest. A user can expect approximately 25 “Yes” or “No” in-game prediction questions per quarter. In these prediction scenarios, for example, a player is asked: Will Denver complete two passes on a particular drive? Will either team suffer a turnover during the quarter? Players use a points system in each contest against other players in competition where every player starts on equal footing with 5,000 points. Prediction scenarios are weighted with points multipliers that reflect their likelihood and players use WinView points every time they make a prediction.
- Dominate the Leaderboard & Win Prizes. During the contest, a user checks their ranking on the app’s Room Leaderboard. At the end of each contest, the top 6 players out of 20 are awarded WinCoins™, an in-app virtual currency, which can be accumulated and redeemed for real cash payouts.
The WinView platform and its foundational patents provide sponsors and advertisers with exclusive access to all its two-screen game participants through sponsorships of the contests via in-game display banner ads, incentivized video ads and other branding opportunities. WinView’s mobile game sports app is developed by world leading European firm, Ex Machina Group (www.exmachinagroup.tv) and is based on their fully developed PlayToTV platform, which has been used by multiple hit reality and entertainment TV programs around the world with millions of simultaneous users.
About WinView Inc.
WinView, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based company that is invented and pioneered free mobile second-screen synchronized televised sports games for prizes in the U.S. Through its WinView Games app, the ultimate live football play-by-play sports prediction game, the Company 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 WinView Games app uniquely enhances TV viewing enjoyment and rewards sports fans with cash prizes as they answer in-game questions while competing with friends in real-time during live televised sports events. These free games of skill are legal in every state. For more information, visit www.winviewgames.com.