Buzzer, the brand new cell platform for personalization and discovery of stay sports activities, right this moment introduced a brand new settlement with the WNBA to distribute stay sport content material, making the WNBA the primary girls’s skilled sports activities league to be provided on the platform. Starting August 25, Buzzer will present frictionless entry to WNBA League Move, the WNBA’s premium stay out-of-market sport subscription service, permitting mobile-first followers to seamlessly uncover and entry stay video games by means of custom-made and curated alerts, constructing upon Buzzer’s purpose to satisfy the wants and expansive pursuits of sports activities followers.
“With Buzzer, followers may have the chance to look at all of the wonderful moments in actual time evening after evening within the W: unimaginable athletes, epic performs, history-making moments, and the joys of shut video games or buzzer beaters,” says Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty guard and Buzzer investor. “As somebody that spends a lot time on my cellphone, Buzzer is a product that caters to how I, and plenty of different Gen Z followers, devour sports activities. Buzzer acknowledges the significance of amplifying girls’s sports activities and reaching youthful generations of sports activities followers, and this partnership with the WNBA is simply step one in realizing our mission to advance visibility of ladies’s sports activities.”
Along with providing 10-second previews, Buzzer will provide stay common season video games on WNBA League Move, out there for buy by means of straightforward and seamless micropayments. Full season WNBA League Move gross sales can even be out there by means of Buzzer.
“Each market sign signifies that there’s an unimaginable urge for food for ladies’s sports activities, but there are nonetheless large obstacles to entry for followers to find and watch,” says Bo Han, Buzzer’s founder and CEO. “Buzzer serves as a bridge to carry the magic of stay sports activities to extra followers. By means of this partnership, we hope to assist convert the unimaginable consciousness and cultural foreign money the WNBA is experiencing into precise tune-in, bringing a fair bigger stay viewers to the league and its gamers. A real sports activities group can’t exist with out girls’s sports activities represented, and we’re thrilled to welcome the WNBA onto the platform as we additional our dedication to a fair enjoying area with the democratization and elevation of ladies’s sports activities.”
“The WNBA is proud to change into the primary girls’s skilled league to affix Buzzer’s increasing lineup of main skilled sports activities to be provided on the platform,” mentioned WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “We’re regularly in search of modern methods to interact and entice followers, and this partnership with Buzzer will present higher publicity to our sport and can showcase the elite play on the court docket by WNBA gamers.”
Based by Bo Han in 2020, Buzzer simplifies the invention and viewing expertise of stay sports activities on cell in a short-form stay format. Notable Buzzer buyers embrace Ionescu, Renee Montgomery, Michael Jordan, Naomi Osaka, Patrick Mahomes, J. Cole, LaMelo Ball, Devin Booker, Taylor Rooks and Ros Gold-Onwude. The platform gives a seamless person and viewing expertise by organizing stay sports activities streaming rights into one cohesive and accessible cell platform, and permitting its customers to arrange custom-made alerts based mostly on their preferences. Different league companions at the moment embrace the NBA, PGA TOUR and the NHL with further partnerships slated to be introduced within the coming months as Buzzer continues to increase as a multi-sport, aggregated platform.
Buzzer is at the moment in Early Entry and out there for obtain on iOS within the App Retailer and Android within the Google Play Retailer. Customers can obtain the app and construct profiles by deciding on preferences for his or her favourite gamers, groups and leagues. Customers are then added to a waitlist, till they obtain full entry to the app at which level they’ll devour stay content material. The platform will formally launch later this yr.