WNBA BECOMES FIRST WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL SPORTS LEAGUE ON BUZZER
NEW YORK, August 19, 2021 – Buzzer, the new mobile platform for personalization and live sports discovery, today announced a new agreement with the WNBA for the distribution of live game content, making the WNBA the first professional women’s sports league to be offered on the platform. Starting August 25, Buzzer will provide seamless access to the WNBA League Pass, the WNBA’s premium non-market live game subscription service, allowing leading mobile fans to seamlessly discover and access games. live games through personalized and organized alerts, building on Buzzer’s goal of serving the broad needs and interests of sports fans.
“With Buzzer, fans will have the ability to watch all the amazing moments in real time night after night in the W: incredible athletes, epic games, milestone moments and the thrill of close matches or buzzer batsmen,” he said. said Sabrina Ionescu. , New York Liberty guard and Investor Buzzer. âAs someone who spends so much time on my phone, Buzzer is a product that adapts to the way I and many other Gen Z fans consume sports. Buzzer recognizes the importance of amplifying the sport. women’s sport and reaching the younger generations of sports fans, and this partnership with the WNBA is only the first step in achieving our mission to advance the visibility of women’s sport.
In addition to offering 10-second previews, Buzzer will feature live regular season games on WNBA League Pass, available for purchase through simple, seamless micropayments. Sales of the WNBA League Pass for the full season will also be available through Buzzer.
âEvery signal from the market indicates that there is an incredible appetite for women’s sport, but there are still huge barriers to entry for fans to discover and watch,â said Bo Han, Founder and CEO of Buzzer . âBuzzer serves as a bridge to bring the magic of live sports to more fans. Through this partnership, we hope to help convert the incredible awareness and cultural motto that the WNBA knows into a real deal, bringing an even larger audience to the league and its players. A true sports community cannot exist without women’s sports being represented, and we are delighted to welcome the WNBA to the platform as we continue our commitment to a level playing field with democratization and l rise of women’s sport.
âThe WNBA is proud to become the first women’s professional league to join Buzzer’s expanding lineup of major professional sports offered on the platform,â said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “We are continually looking for innovative ways to engage and attract fans, and this partnership with Buzzer will provide greater exposure to our game and showcase elite on-court play by WNBA players.”
Founded by Bo Han in 2020, Buzzer simplifies the discovery and experience of watching live sports on mobile in an abbreviated live format. Notable Buzzer investors include Ionescu, Renee Montgomery, Michael Jordan, Naomi Osaka, Patrick Mahomes, J. Cole, LaMelo Ball, Devin Booker, Taylor Rooks, and Ros Gold-Onwude. The platform provides a seamless user and viewing experience by organizing live sports broadcast rights on a consistent and accessible mobile platform, and allowing its users to set up personalized alerts based on their preferences. Other league partners currently include the NBA, PGA TOUR and NHL with additional partnerships expected to be announced in the coming months as Buzzer continues to grow as a multi-sport and aggregate platform.
Buzzer is currently in Early Access and available for download on iOS in the App Store and Android in the Google play store. Users can download the app and create profiles by selecting the preferences of their favorite players, teams and leagues. Users are then added to a waitlist, until they are given full access to the app, at which time they can consume live content. The platform will officially launch later this year.