Buzztime, Interactive Entertainment and Dining Technology Provider to Bars and Restaurants, Joins DPAA


NEW YORK, November 27, 2017 – DPAA, the leading global organization for everything digital out-of-home, announced NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) has joined DPAA as a member.

With 14,000 digital out-of-home (DOOH) screens and 65,000 tablets in more than 2,700 locations across the US and Canada, Buzztime delivers interactive entertainment and innovative dining technology in North America. With more than 136 million games played in 2016 alone, Buzztime is found in national and regional bar and restaurant chains including all Buffalo Wild Wings, Boston Pizza, Arooga’s, and more. Additionally, Buzztime is expanding its reach into casinos, senior living communities and other venues where guests can enjoy digital entertainment.

Barry Frey, President & CEO of DPAA, said, “Buzztime provides a valuable service to restaurant and bar owners and their customers, integrating trivia, card, sports games and live events with innovative tablet technology. Buzztime’s interactive entertainment platform turns guests into fanatics while delivering revenue and returns through a transformative and translatable in-venue experience. We look forward to working with them to help maximize the value of their screens.”

Ram Krishnan, CEO of Buzztime, “When it comes to out-of-home digital screens, no organization has more knowledge and expertise than does DPAA. As a leading interactive entertainment provider for over 30 years, Buzztime has created a powerful, one-of-a-kind DOOH platform that we’re excited to optimize with other industry leaders. We’re honored to have a seat at the table in helping to chart the exciting future of DOOH. And we are excited to work with DPAA, which we believe will enhance our marketing and advertising opportunities.”

DPAA is a global, digital out-of-home marketing association that has created a strong community environment in which members drive and promote their digital capabilities.

To deliver on their promise of “Digital Out of Home Everything,” DPAA functions as a business accelerator and concierge/consultant for members. Membership in the DPAA community brings many benefits, including admission to quarterly “mini summit” meetings with ad industry and DOOH leaders; access to curated VIP tours and meetings at CES and Cannes Lions; an extensive database of research, best practices and case studies; tools for planning, training and forecasting; social media amplification; publication discounts; an opportunity to participate in media partnerships; insights on software and hardware solutions; further integration into the advertising ecosystem as part of the video everywhere conversation and marketing campaign; and more.

About Buzztime (

Buzztime (NYSE MKT: NTN) delivers interactive entertainment and innovative dining technology to bars and restaurants in North America. Venues license Buzztime’s customizable solution to differentiate themselves via competitive fun by offering guests trivia, card, sports and arcade games, nationwide competitions, personalized menus and self-service dining features. Buzztime’s platform improves operating efficiencies, creates connections among the players and venues, and amplifies guests’ positive experiences. Founded in 1984, Buzztime has accumulated over nine million player registrations, and over 136 million games were played in 2016 alone. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.

About DPAA (

Founded in 2006, DPAA is a global digital out-of-home marketing association committed to delivering the promise of “Digital Out of Home Everything.” DPAA has created a strong community environment in which members drive and promote their digital capabilities. DPAA is a business accelerator that fosters collaboration between agencies and the DOOH community, providing industry-wide research and best practices in areas such as mobile integration and programmatic; and promotes the effectiveness of DOOH advertising.  

DPAA’s annual Video Everywhere Summit brings together nearly 900 delegates representing brands, agencies, digital out-of-home networks, ad tech, mobile and location data companies, research firms and others for a full day of presentations, panels, case studies, networking events and experiential exhibits. The Summit is the only event dedicated to multi-screen viewing and video neutral planning. The 2017 Video Everywhere Summit was held to a standing room only crowd in New York on November 1.

DPAA is a Digital Out of Home Everything and Video Everywhere AssociationTM

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