NBA live game action comes to Twitter
As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said during a panel discussion with Jack and ESPN host Rachel Nichols, Twitter is “the here and now.” #NBATwitter is one of the largest and most vocal communities on Twitter, and at CES we were thrilled to announce a live-streaming deal that will bring the second half of 20 NBA games to the platform this season. Fans in the United States will have the opportunity to vote on Twitter for the player they want to see featured during the live stream, where a single-player isolated camera view will capture the action as it unfolds.
The Ringer tackles pop culture’s answer to the Super Bowl
Send a raven — #TalkTheThrones is back. April 2019 sees the conclusion of HBO’s epic drama series “Game of Thrones,” and The Ringer’s live post-show show promises to dissect one of the most Tweeted-about show on television immediately after every episode. This year, The Ringer is also adding a “Big Little Lies” post-show to its lineup on Twitter. Expect suspense, Streep-talk, and several large glasses of cabernet sauvignon.
FOX Sports scores a goal with FIFA champions
The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be one of the most important sports events in 2019, and Twitter is teaming up with FOX Sports to make sure soccer fans in the United States on Twitter don’t miss any of the action. Building on a similar partnership during the 2018 FIFA Men’s World CupTM, this expanded effort will give fans the opportunity to follow the action from the USA’s annual invitational tournament, the SheBelieves Cup, in March all the way through the FIFA Women’s World CupTM in France this summer.
CES was also the perfect place to discuss how Twitter has evolved over the last 12 months, and what the future has in store. Speaking to Engadget, Sara Haider, Twitter’s director of product management, unveiled our new beta — an opportunity for users to provide feedback on how we approach conversation on the platform.