For sports fans, nothing beats the big screen, with 94 percent of fans watching sports on TV. -- @Adweek report, July 24, 2013
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
SportsBee Network, Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of SportsBee, a unique mobile app designed exclusively for sports fans who are looking for the right bar, in the right place, to watch their games and show support for their favorite teams.
SportsBee app is now available for download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sportsbee/id694126501.
Where do you want to watch? Who do you want to watch?
As the only social utility app focused on TV-broadcast sports and location-based (GPS) search functionality, SportsBee is introducing a fun, new way to watch games and share experiences with friends & fellow fans.
SportsBee was created to serve existing consumer behavior and improve the common experience. Since millions of sports fans are currently going out to bars to watch games every day, SportsBee recognizes the important opportunity to serve this valuable audience.
"The idea sprung from a basic, personal use case: Where should I go to watch my teams when I'm traveling? This is the utility side," states Michael Aguis, CEO & co-founder of SportsBee. "However, as we developed the application, we realized a far larger opportunity around social sharing & community, giving sports fans a cool tool to connect with each other around the mutual passion for their favorite teams."
Search by location. Search by sport. Search by team.
Launching with a proprietary database featuring nearly 10,000 sports bar locations nationwide, SportsBee has identified and showcases select establishments according to specific qualifications, including:
- Official TV sports packages to ensure availability of game broadcasts.
- Team Affiliations to match bars with fans rooting for their sports teams, such as club & alumni groups.
- Number of Check-ins, current and historical, to measure fan attendance and team affiliations.
- Number of TVs on the premises to ensure that everyone has a good seat.
- Locations based on GPS, city & state, zip, or proximity to nearby major sports stadiums.
New locations are being added by users and bar owners on an ongoing basis, and SportsBee encourages fans to promote their favorite team bars.
Check-ins make a difference
Another unique feature of the SportsBee app is that aggregate user check-ins are weighted by a proprietary algorithm to measure popularity driven by the fans themselves.
Every user check-in represents support for a particular team and sport, and these actions are calculated and updated to influence a bar's Team Affiliations. Therefore, every fan can make a difference by showing support for their teams.
Check-ins represent a valuable user engagement that make bar data more accurate, by measuring traffic, showing influence, and giving users the power to define a bar.
Sports bars are meant to be social
According to a recent report by Adweek, "For sports fans, nothing beats the big screen, with 94 percent of fans watching sports on TV." Of course, not everyone has a big screen at home or pays for monthly subscription sports packages, and most fans also want to share the viewing experience with others.
Sports bars are in the business of catering to fans looking for a place to watch, and SportsBee wants to make sure everyone has the best experience.
No matter what city you're in or traveling to, SportsBee brings fans together by helping them find each other at the best sports bars to watch their games.
Sports bars have a new mascot
SportsBee offers sports bars a compelling new way to develop relationships with their customers beyond the tap, giving proprietors the unique ability to reach out and recognize their patrons with targeted promotions and loyalty rewards.
By leveraging SportsBee, bar marketers and brand advertisers will be able to reach a more engaged, targeted sports audience and increase their overall social media reach across Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms.
Helping fans find the bars to watch their favorite games, the SportsBee app will drive more satisfied customers, helping increase overall revenue to establishments found through search.
SportsBee is making sports more social™.
About SportsBee Network, Inc.
SportsBee Network, Inc. is a mobile entertainment and social media company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, with offices in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. Company founders are seasoned executives with deep knowledge and experience in digital media, consumer products, and professional sports.
SportsBee Network is currently privately-held and financed, but will be seeking strategic funding in Q1 2014. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.sportsbee.com.