Score Media, the company behind popular multi-sport apps like ScoreMobile, has announced its purchase of rival SportsTap.
The company says its purchase reinforces Score Media’s position as a definitive market leader in smartphone sports apps.
Score Media plans to operate SportsTap as a stand-alone application.
By Score Media’s own admission, SportsTap was one of the early sports app innovators having launched in 2007, the year of the iPhone’s debut.
SportsTap is currently the 3rd most popular free sports app on Android.
According to comScore’s MobiLens March 2011 report, the combined monthly audience of ScoreMobile and SportsTap would rank as #3 behind ESPN and Yahoo! and ahead of competitors FOX and CBS.
“ScoreMobile’s acquisition of SportsTap brings together two innovative and popular services and positions us well to deliver even more exciting experiences for sports fans and creative solutions for our advertising partners,” says Benjie Levy, Executive Vice-President & COO, Score Media Inc.
“This deal further cements our position as a mobile sports leader among the world’s premier sports brands,” Levy concluded.