TuneIn Becomes Official Streaming Audio Partner of Fantasy Sports Platform FanDuel
Sports Fans Can Now Access Live Sports Audio Coverage on FanDuel Platform
NEW YORK – May 12, 2017– Today, FanDuel announced TuneIn will be the company's exclusive streaming audio partner. Millions of sports fans can now get connected to the live games and sports content that matters to them directly from the FanDuel platform. FanDuel users can also get a one-month free trial to sample everything TuneIn Premium has to offer.
“We are dedicated to elevating the game-day experience for sports fans and making that experience more immersive on our platform,” said Mike Pine, Head of Integrated Partnerships, FanDuel. “Content and sports go hand-in-hand and this partnership represents our first big step to bring live sports content directly into the fantasy sports environment.”
“TuneIn listeners are a global community of extremely active and passionate sports fans, accessing live play-by-play game content, talk shows, as well as sports news on our platform across each of the four major sports leagues on a daily basis,” said Tony Archibong, TuneIn VP of Business Development. “This partnership with FanDuel – another highly active and engaged sports fan community – was an amazing opportunity representing the intersection of technology, live content and gaming experiences, and we’re pleased to work with FanDuel to achieve this natural extension to the user experience.”
FanDuel has integrated a custom “TuneIn Button” onto its desktop platform and mobile app, which appears when TuneIn enabled games are being broadcasted. Fans can click the TuneIn Button from the live contest screen and listen to live sporting events and commentary related to their FanDuel activity.
The following video provides more information on the TuneIn – FanDuel partnership and integration experience for users.
Listeners can access an array of sports coverage on TuneIn that includes live play-by-play, thousands of sports radio station streams, plus original on-demand shows and podcasts via TuneIn.com, or by downloading the TuneIn app for iOS or Android devices.
About FanDuelFounded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports in pursuit of its mission of making sports more exciting. FanDuel offers a multitude of one-day, weekly and season-long game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and the EPL, with new public and private leagues forming daily, ranging in size from two to thousands of players. FanDuel is the Official Partner of the NBA and has multiple deals with NFL and NBA teams, driving fan engagement, hosting numerous live events and creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for sports fans throughout the year. Founded by Nigel Eccles, Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Rob Jones, and Chris Stafford, FanDuel is based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Orlando, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. FanDuel has raised funding from KKR, Google Capital, Time Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.
About TuneInTuneIn is the most popular way to listen to streaming audio from around the world. With more than 60 million monthly active users, TuneIn lets people listen to the world’s sports, news, talk, and music from wherever they are. TuneIn has over 100,000 radio stations and more than 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent, and is available for free across many connected devices. TuneIn Premium lets subscribers listen to the NBA, NFL, MLB, over 60k audiobooks, and commercial-free music stations. TuneIn has venture funding from Comcast Ventures, IVP, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Icon Ventures, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Media ContactsBrenna Webb, TuneIn
Emily Bass, FanDuel