TVGuide.com Launches New Sports Sections with Check-in

Daily Sports Watchlist and NCAA Tournament Section Feature Personalized Game Listings and Ability to Update Social Status

NEW YORK--()--TVGuide.com today launched two new sports sections, a special NCAA Tournament section and a new Daily Sports Watchlist, both featuring TV check-in, allowing fans to update their social status with what games they are watching. Users will never miss a game when they personalize the Daily Sports Watchlist, which includes all major events in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, auto-racing, golf, tennis and more. Locally televised high school games also will be available for check-in.

The NCAA Tournament section makes it easy for users to sort through dozens of games and four networks to plan their basketball viewing. Users can follow the action @NCAAonTVG on Twitter.

“Since we launched check-in last fall, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football have been among our most-checked-into weekly TV events,” said Christy Tanner, Executive Vice President and General Manager. “We want to make it easier than ever for fans to find when and where their favorite teams are playing and to root for their teams by sharing with their friends what they’re watching.”

Personalized TV Check-In on TVGuide.com has become an instant hit with more than two million check-ins to date. Super Bowl XLV is currently the #1 most checked-in show of all time, followed by a broad range of shows on both broadcast and cable television. In addition to receiving widespread consumer engagement, TVGuide.com’s TV check-in has been embraced by major brand sponsors such as Microsoft, Starbucks and ABC.

To check in to a sporting event at TVGuide.com, fans simply click an “I’ll Watch” button throughout the site, wherever tune-in information about televised games appears, including the main TV listings grid, Sports Guide, pages dedicated to individual teams and on the new Daily Sports Watchlist. TVGuide.com provides comprehensive league, team and game pages with TV listings, videos and event photos.

About TV Guide Digital

TV Guide Digital includes TVGuide.com, which reaches more than 23 million unique visitors per month and is the leading influence on viewer decision making, and TV Guide Mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and iPad, with 3.2 million installations. TVGuide.com, the leader in social TV, is a one-stop entertainment destination for online television, news, community and TV listings. Social integrations throughout the site empower TVGuide.com’s passionate fans to drive tune-in for their favorite shows by sharing what they are watching with their friends. TVGuide.com’s Online Video Guide allows users to watch virtually any and every available full-length TV episode from all the major broadcast and cable television networks. TVGuide.com is ranked #1 in Nielsen’s “TV and Entertainment” category for attracting the “most engaged” users who average four visits per month, 12 minutes per visit and 20 page views per person. In addition, TVGuide.com is attracting a young and affluent fan base – nearly half are under 35 years old and 24 percent earns a household income of more than $100k a year. TV Guide Network, TVGuide.com and the TV Guide brand are part of a joint venture owned by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, and One Equity Partners, the private equity firm of JPMorgan Chase.

Contacts

TVGuide.com
Leslie Furuta
leslie.furuta@tvguide.com
(323) 856-4062
or
Karin Failla
karin.failla@tvguide.com
(323) 856-4116

Release Summary

TVGuide.com today launched two new sports sections, a special NCAA Tournament section and a new Daily Sports Watchlist, both featuring TV check-in.

Contacts

TVGuide.com
Leslie Furuta
leslie.furuta@tvguide.com
(323) 856-4062
or
Karin Failla
karin.failla@tvguide.com
(323) 856-4116