ScoreStream inks deal with AP to provide crowd-sourced high school sports results – California News

ScoreStream inks deal with AP to provide crowd-sourced high school sports results – California News

ScoreStream, a San Diego start-up that delivers high school sports scores via crowd-sourcing, said it has inked new deals to provide game results to the Associated Press and iHeartMedia.

The deals, announced last week, expand the use of ScoreStream’s platform – where fans at games provide real time score updates via its app. The company deploys algorithms that look at location, time, social media and other factors to validate the scores.

For the Associated Press, ScoreStream will begin supplying game results this fall for high school football scores across 42 states and both boys and girls high school basketball scores in 33 states.

The AP has provided scores from these states in the past but now will be leveraging the speed of ScoreStream’s data to provide them more quickly.

“They wanted scores faster,” said Derrick Oien, chief executive of ScoreStream. “A big part of it I think is getting these scores to newspapers so they can make the print deadline.”

With iHeartMedia, ScoreStream will provide scores through iHeartMedia’s Total Traffic and Weather Network and 24/7 News Division, which serves 200 markets across the country.

ScoreStream already works with newspapers and TV stations to provide sports scores for 12,000 local games a week, including 7,000 high school football games, said Oien.

It supplies scores to TV stations owners such as Sinclair and newspapers, including some Gannett properties. It scores all team sports, and is considering expanding into individual sports such as tennis.

“We think ScoreStream’s crowdsourced solution for high-school sports scores is unmatched and we…

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