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PostPosted: 05/01/17 10:14 pm    ::: Twitter Live Streaming W Games Reply Reply with quote

Am I the only one that didn't know Twitter was live streaming stuff these days?
Live WNBA Games Coming To Twitter Beginning May 14
http://www.wnba.com/news/live-wnba-games-streaming-twitter-2017-season/
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PostPosted: 05/02/17 8:18 am    ::: Re: Twitter Live Streaming W Games Reply Reply with quote

Handy schedule for twitter WNBA games.

https://twitter.com/WNBA/status/859392027313586177


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PostPosted: 05/02/17 8:53 am    ::: Re: Twitter Live Streaming W Games Reply Reply with quote

hyperetic wrote:
Am I the only one that didn't know Twitter was live streaming stuff these days?
Live WNBA Games Coming To Twitter Beginning May 14
http://www.wnba.com/news/live-wnba-games-streaming-twitter-2017-season/

There was a bit of discussion about it in the League Pass thread, though it is definitely worthy of its own thread.
Nice news in a way. In another way it feels like the league is devaluing its product and slashing the potential value of future tv rights deals once the big ESPN one expires.



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PostPosted: 05/02/17 9:12 am    ::: Re: Twitter Live Streaming W Games Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
In another way it feels like the league is devaluing its product and slashing the potential value of future tv rights deals once the big ESPN one expires.


The potential value of TV rights deals is falling fast anyway. Given their financial situation, ESPN isn't going to be able to make the kind of offers they've been doing.



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PostPosted: 05/02/17 9:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd like to point out that there are a lot of indicators that this is the way the world is headed. Broadcast networks exclusivity on providing entertainment and sports content is loosening. Internet broadcasts are becoming more common place. Streaming services SEEM to be the wave of the future.
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PostPosted: 05/02/17 10:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

hyperetic wrote:
I'd like to point out that there are a lot of indicators that this is the way the world is headed. Broadcast networks exclusivity on providing entertainment and sports content is loosening. Internet broadcasts are becoming more common place. Streaming services SEEM to be the wave of the future.


The NFL went from streaming on Twitter to this coming season simul-streaming on Amazon Prime. If the WNBA can get its live content onto one of these streaming services, I think that could be pretty exciting.


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PostPosted: 05/02/17 10:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's also the equivalent to my 'make one game a week on League Pass free to everyone' idea, except with greater reach because people might run into the games on Twitter, whereas they'd have to search them out on WNBA.com. It'll depend on how much of a push the games get on Twitter, but I think this is a great move. The theory successive WNBA presidents have pushed is that if you get more people to taste the games, they become fans and want to see more. Well this is the home-based streaming version of that. Put the games in front of people on social media, and maybe they'll take a look if they've got nothing better to do that night.

And if more people are interested or start watching, then the value of rights goes up (whether streaming or TV). So do the ticket sales, sponsorships and merchandise revenues. This is like adding another TV deal alongside ESPN, but with the potential to reach a lot more people than a few games on Spike or Lifetime. At the very, very least, it's worth a shot.



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PostPosted: 05/02/17 11:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Twitter is going to start streaming Bloomberg News 24 hrs/day this fall.


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PostPosted: 05/02/17 7:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So Twitter wants to become an internet broadcast network to integrate with their social media.
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PostPosted: 05/02/17 7:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd gave thought a preseason game would have been a good way to work out the kinks.



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PostPosted: 05/02/17 7:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
It's also the equivalent to my 'make one game a week on League Pass free to everyone' idea, except with greater reach because people might run into the games on Twitter, whereas they'd have to search them out on WNBA.com.


Plus Twitter is actually paying the W for them...



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PostPosted: 05/02/17 10:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Amazon Prime is streaming Thursday Night Football this season. the lineup looks good; lots of old school rivalries. btw, Twitter broadcast TNF last year.



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PostPosted: 05/04/17 3:26 pm    ::: Twitter’s TV video app is now available on Roku Reply Reply with quote

For those of you with a Roku device:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/4/15546342/twitter-tv-app-roku-now-available



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PostPosted: 05/04/17 3:39 pm    ::: Re: Twitter’s TV video app is now available on Roku Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
For those of you with a Roku device:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/4/15546342/twitter-tv-app-roku-now-available


I have a roku TV, Will that work?


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PostPosted: 05/04/17 3:47 pm    ::: Re: Twitter’s TV video app is now available on Roku Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
stever wrote:
For those of you with a Roku device:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/4/15546342/twitter-tv-app-roku-now-available


I have a roku TV, Will that work?


I would imagine so, here's another article with more detailed info:
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/04/twitter-brings-its-tv-app-with-live-video-to-roku/

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The new Roku app will be available as a free download starting today in the Roku Channel Store and won’t require users to have a Twitter account in order to use it. The app will work on all Roku devices, including TVs.



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PostPosted: 05/04/17 4:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks.


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PostPosted: 05/14/17 1:22 pm    ::: Re: Twitter’s TV video app is now available on Roku Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
Randy wrote:
stever wrote:
For those of you with a Roku device:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/4/15546342/twitter-tv-app-roku-now-available


I have a roku TV, Will that work?


I would imagine so, here's another article with more detailed info:
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/04/twitter-brings-its-tv-app-with-live-video-to-roku/

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The new Roku app will be available as a free download starting today in the Roku Channel Store and won’t require users to have a Twitter account in order to use it. The app will work on all Roku devices, including TVs.


Thanks stever - downloaded the app today and my TV us ready to go!


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PostPosted: 05/15/17 5:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.sporttechie.com/twitter-over-1-1-million-unique-viewers-for-first-live-streamed-wnba-game/

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The game featuring the Dallas Wings at the Phoenix Mercury received more than 1.1 million unique viewers and an average minute audience (AMA) of 62,459. For comparisons sake, the 10 Thursday Night Football games that live streamed on Twitter during the 2016-17 averaged 3.5 million unique viewers per game.



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PostPosted: 05/15/17 6:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
https://www.sporttechie.com/twitter-over-1-1-million-unique-viewers-for-first-live-streamed-wnba-game/

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The game featuring the Dallas Wings at the Phoenix Mercury received more than 1.1 million unique viewers and an average minute audience (AMA) of 62,459. For comparisons sake, the 10 Thursday Night Football games that live streamed on Twitter during the 2016-17 averaged 3.5 million unique viewers per game.


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PostPosted: 05/15/17 6:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It would be interesting if they could combine Fan Duel and Twitter into single game contests.


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PostPosted: 05/20/17 7:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

BTW - I have been wondering - is there any reason why the twitter platform lends itself to live streaming, better than say, just some random ___.com out there? Or is this just twitter trying to find a mission for itself?


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PostPosted: 05/20/17 8:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The twitter platform itself suits it well IMO. I don't know how it goes on a smart phone, but the desktop version is pretty good for engagement the way it shows the hashtag timeline on the screen. Though with last night's game when I tuned in the picture looked better on league pass for me so I stuck with that. Plus that way I get the silly HEB ads instead of dead air during breaks in play. Twitter will be a nice option for the future though when I just can't stand the sound of one more Kinetico.... dot com commercial.

I'm not sure what Twitter gets out of it though.



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PostPosted: 05/20/17 10:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They certainly don't seem to be selling a lot ads with it, but they may see other advantages.

The eggsperts on CNBC seem to think that one of twitter's biggest problems is lack of user engagement. Lots of people sign up but very few actually use it on a regular basis. I've had a twitter account for years and only used it a few times, for ex. So I think they probably want to use sports as a way to build engagement. A lot WNBA players seem to be on twitter so maybe this is a good fit for them.

I thought the feed on twitter was better than my usual League Pass feeds.


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