FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
NBC SPORTS LAUNCHES “PREDICTOR” FREE-TO-PLAY GAME PLATFORM FEATURING WEEKLY GAMES WITH CASH PRIZES
New NBC Sports Predictor App Developed in Partnership with Boom Fantasy
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em Debuts Next Wednesday, Dec. 26; Features $50,000 Grand Prize & Minimum of $5,000 in Weekly Prizes
NBC Sports’ Premier League On-Air Team Featured in Weekly Content on App
More Games to Be Announced in 2019
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 20, 2018 – NBC Sports is launching a new, free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app today, partnering with Boom Fantasy. The app, which is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, will give eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. The free contests will feature weekly cash prizes across a variety of NBC Sports properties.
Premier League Pick ‘Em is the first game and will debut next Wednesday, Dec. 26, alongside the Premier League’s eagerly-anticipated slate of traditional Boxing Day matches.
“We are excited to introduce NBC Sports’ first free-to-play game, which will allow fans to play along while they watch their favorite NBC Sports action,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures. “The new app is a rich, multi-media experience that blends fun and accessible gameplay with NBC Sports’ on-air talent and compelling content offerings.”
“NBC Sports Predictor will be a product unlike anything else in the market,” said Stephen A. Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Boom Fantasy. “We are thrilled to partner with NBC Sports to offer this new kind of sports gaming experience for a national audience. We look forward to watching Premier League fans battle it out for a chance at the $50,000 weekly jackpot.”
Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $5,000 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Premier League Pick ‘Em will highlight the five games that are in play each match week (schedule for first three “Pick ‘Em” match weeks below) as well as custom content from NBC Sports’ Premier League team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. Fans will also be able to play on NBCSports.com shortly after the Dec. 26 launch.
Additional NBC Sports Predictor games will be announced in the coming weeks. Each player must be at least 18 years old.
First Three Premier League Pick ‘Em Match Weeks – Games in Play
Match Week 19
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Liverpool v. Newcastle|
|Wed., Dec. 26||10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Leicester City v. Manchester City|
|Wed., Dec. 26||12:15 p.m. – NBCSN||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal|
|Wed., Dec. 26||2:30 p.m. – NBCSN||Watford v. Chelsea|
|Thur., Dec. 27||2:45 p.m. – NBCSN||Southampton v. West Ham|
Match Week 20
|Sat., Dec. 29||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Tottenham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Sat., Dec. 29||12:30 p.m. – NBC||Liverpool v. Arsenal|
|Sun., Dec. 30||7 a.m. – NBCSN||Crystal Palace v. Chelsea|
|Sun., Dec. 30||9:15 a.m. – NBCSN||Southampton v. Manchester City|
|Sun., Dec. 30||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN||Manchester United v. Bournemouth|
Match Week 21
|Tues., Jan. 1||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Arsenal v. Fulham|
|Tues., Jan. 1||12:30 p.m. – NBCSN||Cardiff v. Tottenham|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m. – NBCSN||Chelsea v. Southampton|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Bournemouth v. Watford|
|Thur., Jan. 3||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Manchester City v. Liverpool|
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About NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, IndyCar and many more.
About Boom Fantasy
Boom Fantasy builds and operates best-in-class sports gaming products, including free-to-play apps, real-money fantasy sports games, and sports betting products and intellectual property for strategic partners. Based in New York, the company was founded in 2015 and is comprised of experienced technology and gaming professionals who have previously created top-performing games and built scalable platforms in the social, mobile, and casino gaming industries. The company’s consumer-facing app, Boom Fantasy, was named the Best Fantasy Sports App of 2017 and 2018 by eGaming Review. Boom Fantasy has raised $8 million from top investors and venture capital firms, including Defy Partners, ZhenFund, and Founders Fund.