Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fantasy in a bar - no, it's an NTN Buzztime Sports Network

Just saw this press release. NTN Buzztime, in an effort to drive people into the bars and restaurants that include their programming, has created a Sports Network with a "draft every week" fantasy football game. Basically, participants come into the restaurant (and buy food and drink) twice a week - once on Wednesday night to draft, and once on Sunday to play.

And the network doesn't have any additional costs for bars and restaurants. Let's see how this works.

NTN Buzztime, Inc. Launches New Sports Network in Time for Football Season
Tue Sep 1, 2009 12:00pm EDT

Weekly fantasy football league leads programming

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE
Amex: NTN) is reinventing the fantasy football world with the launch of its
new Sports Network. The new network features four popular interactive games
geared towards driving a younger demographic into Buzztime's more than 4,000
bar and restaurant locations. Starting September 9, sports fans will have a
new, social way to enjoy the 2009 football season and many of their favorite
sporting events.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080331/CLM183LOGO)

Fantasy Football leads the programming on Buzztime's Sports Network. This game
offers a one-of-a-kind fantasy football league and is aimed at avid game
watchers and the more casual sports fan. Fantasy Football is based on
professional football and will feature a weekly draft night. By allowing
players to select a new team each week, Buzztime hopes to draw a more
inclusive set of participants, who will ultimately visit their favorite
Buzztime venue twice a week - once to make their selections and then again to
watch the game.

The network launch also includes the start of a new game, Pick 'Em, which lets
users predict the outcome of all of the upcoming week's football match-ups.
Buzztime will rank Pick 'Em players locally and nationally and highlight those
that are the best game predictors.

Both Fantasy Football and Pick 'Em will be a part of Buzztime's Wednesday
Night Football Promotion, which aims to drive mid-week business at its
restaurant and bar locations. During September and October, those who try out
the new games will be entered to win one of 500 weekly prizes.

Buzztime's Sports Network also includes the continuation of two Buzztime
favorites: QB1, a time-honored game on which Buzztime built its legacy, and
Sports Trivia, a popular general sports trivia game.

-- The popular QB1 game will move from the general trivia network to the
new Sports Network. Played on nationally televised NFL game-days, this
one tests players' skills on predicting the quarterback's
every move. Buzztime players will have until the snap of the ball to
enter their best guess and will be ranked nationally based on the
of correct predictions.

-- Sports Trivia is moving from Buzztime's Trivia Network so that
players can enjoy trivia during draft night and while watching the
games. Just for the pigskin season, Buzztime will infuse this
favorite with football-specific trivia.

The new Sports Network will be offered to Buzztime's over 4,000 bar and
restaurants at no additional charge in the ongoing effort to help boost its
partners' business. By reaching a younger market and driving traffic on
traditionally slow days, Buzztime hopes to help its partners gain new regulars
and keep patrons in their venues for longer periods of time.

About NTN Buzztime, Inc

NTN Buzztime, Inc., a leader in interactive entertainment for 25 years, is
based in Carlsbad, Calif. Buzztime is distributed in-home and out-of-home
across broadband platforms including online, mobile, satellite TV and in more
than 4,000 restaurants, sports bars and pubs throughout North America. For
more information, please visit www.buzztime.com.

Buzztime is a proud member of the OVAB |Out-of-home Video Advertising Bureau.

Buzztime is a registered trademark of Buzztime Entertainment, Inc. and
Playmaker is a registered trademark of NTN Buzztime, Inc.

Forward-looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management's
current views of future events and operations including but not limited to
expectations regarding our products, product innovations, and product
popularity, subscriber and participant preferences, demographics, frequency
and duration of visits, player participation and engagement and resulting
business impact or results of marketing strategies. These statements are based
on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. For example, there can be no assurance that our products or
product innovations will be widely accepted or drive the expected level of
participation or business, or appeal to any particular demographic. Other
risks and uncertainties include risks associated with our recent management
transition, our significant losses, our ability to grow our out-of-home
Buzztime iTV network and implement our other business strategies, the risk of
changing economic conditions, failure of product demand or market acceptance
of both existing and new products and services and the impact of competitive
products and pricing. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.'s recent filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks
that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this
release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These
statements speak only as of the date hereof, and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not
undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements,
even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events
will not be realized.

Katy Harrison, Bailey Gardiner
619-295-8232 x103

SOURCE NTN Buzztime, Inc.

Katy Harrison of Bailey Gardiner, +1-619-295-8232, ext. 103,
katy@baileygardiner.com, for NTN Buzztime, Inc.

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