Guest post from Thuuz
(A series highlighting the most interesting new apps available for Google TV)
The thrill of watching sports comes from experiencing the suspense and drama as it unfolds. At Thuuz, our mission has been to let sports fans know about great games they may be missing – and to get them into the game as often as possible. With its combination of live TV and online access, Google TV is kind of our Holy Grail. It gives us a platform to alert sports fans to great games, and provides more options than any other platform for actually watching those games.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1. Thuuz (as in “enthusiast”) monitors all the matches involving your favorite sports, leagues and teams. We process play-by-play feeds and other automated sources to generate an excitement rating between 0-100 for each game. Factors include parity, pace, novelty, momentum and context.
Step 2. We alert you to the truly exciting performances with on-screen notifications.
Step 3. You can click to jump to the appropriate TV channel or streaming source for both live games and replays.
That’s it. It’s designed to be simple.
We’ve got a Google TV box hooked up to a wall-mounted TV at the office, so we can QA our excitement ratings from the couch. It’s great for streaming ESPN3 games on the big screen instead of a laptop. We also catch the best European soccer and rugby matches from the night before using FoxSoccer.tv.
We currently cover MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA football and basketball, MLS and 5 European soccer leagues, cricket and rugby. There’s still plenty of work ahead to add more sports, features and content, plus individual athlete excitement alerts for your favorite players. We’ll also be building out the personal preferences, as we’ve learned that each fan has his/her own take on what makes a game exciting.
The Thuuz app can be found here in Android Market.
Bill Bradford, COO & Co-founder, Thuuz