It’s a match made in second screen heaven: Twitter has just launched its first sports livestream broadcast with today’s Wimbledon games.
The screen looks a lot like what you might expect from most livestreaming services with commentary on the side (i.e. YouTube, Twitch). Tweets with the associated hashtag – in this case, #wimbledon – will appear along the side and you can tweet directly along the stream without opening another window.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
You can’t yet filter the feed to only see tweets from those you follow who are tweeting about the livestreamed event though.
It’s unclear whether the setup will remain the same for when the NFL season picks up in August, but it’s an interesting first look at how Twitter aims to incorporate broadcasts into the second screen/live commentary culture that the service is arguably best for.
You can watch the current stream here.