Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So not only was TNT hip enough to throw H-O-R-S-E into the mix for the ASG, they are now getting into the IPhone App business. TNT has teamed up with Apple to provide a $.99 application so those on the go can watch the game. Via TNT....
As the NBA All-Stars align and prepare to rise up in Phoenix, Turner Sports announced today that for the first time ever unique camera angles providing specialized coverage of NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented on TNT by State Farm and the 2009 NBA All-Star Game will be available via a new application on the Apple App Store, as well as on TNT OverTime Extra on NBA.com, which will integrate a real-time feed of Facebook® status updates.I'm all for technology, but a lot of the recent ideas from networks and leagues have been rather pointless. This however is an excellent idea, especially with the number of IPhone users out there. If I had one, I'd definitely pay $.99 so I could watch the festivities.
Fans can log on to NBA.com to view TNT OverTime Extra, an online mosaic player that will feature four live streaming camera angles for both the Saturday (Feb. 14) and Sunday (Feb. 15) night events . By logging in through Facebook® Connect on the mosaic, Facebook® users can update their status directly as they watch live camera angles (see attached photo). Additionally, the wireless NBA.com All-Star Live application, will be available for $0.99 cents from Apple’s App Store (http://www.apple.com/iphone/appstore/) for fans to watch all four live angles on their mobile device (see attached photo).
Posted by Awful Announcing at 9:34 AM