Houston Rocket’s James Harden reacts to Twitter’s odd NBA stay stream deal (or perhaps it was a basket he sank in 2015, who can actually say).
The NBA and AT&T’s TNT will stay stream 20 video games free on Twitter this yr, with a fan-voted twist: In the course of the second halves, followers vote on one participant for one digicam to observe particularly.
In a tweet (after all) Wednesday, Turner Sports activities, NBA and Twitter stated an remoted digicam view will monitor a single participant. Followers will vote on Twitter for the participant they need to see featured in the course of the stay stream of the video games, which can embody 2019’s All-Star Sport. The streams may even have unique commentators who will present evaluation only for the Twitter providing.
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The stay streams will debut in the course of the All-Star Sport on Feb. 17.
It is the primary time the NBA will stream on Twitter, however the limitations are odd. Solely the second halves will stream, and the your view of the sport might be crimped to this feed that focuses on one participant. I suppose you need to anticipate duels between followers of the opposing groups to attempt to win the vote for certainly one of their dwelling staff’s gamers (assuming individuals are into this type of factor…).
The announcement got here as Twitter held an occasion at CES about partnerships. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is slated to seem on stage at CES with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver later Wednesday.
The corporate additionally detailed some product tweaks its rolling out, aiming to make Twitter have more healthy conversations, spotlight occasions higher and make conversations simpler to observe.
Keith Coleman, Twitter’s vice chairman of product, stated the corporate is growing a “completely new expertise” round occasions like CES.
When an enormous occasion causes an avalanche of tweets, movies, photographs, articles and conversations on Twitter, “following all that, it is exhausting,” Coleman stated. He described a brand new design that looks like an enormous room, the place content material associated to an occasion like CES is collected collectively. “If it is a recreation, we would like this to really feel like a sports activities bar.”
Twitter can be engaged on standing symbols. Not the sort of standing image of a bit blue examine by your identify, these standing markers are transient descriptions below your deal with that point out the place you might be or what you are doing, a throwback to the IM standing posts of outdated. The concept is that while you tweet “WTF!!!!!!!!111!!!” with out some other context, your followers know it is since you’re watching Sport of Thrones.
Twitter added that the corporate is partnering with Fox Sports activities to have each purpose and each day stay programming for the Ladies’s World Cup this yr.
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