ESPN will air innovative coverage of an upcoming NBA contest between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks with their Full Court Press Second Spectrum presentation.
- The innovative presentation will air on ESPN3, in addition to the ESPN coverage of the Friday, March 1 game between the Lakers and Bucks.
- The special presentation will feature three different viewing modes, including:
- Coach mode: a heavy X’s and O’s analytical presentation of the game, featuring on-court diagrams of the live action.
- Player mode: featuring above-the-rim cameras and graphics displaying the scoring probability of all five offensive players on the court throughout each possession, changing in real time.
- Mascot mode: a fun, entertaining presentation featuring special graphic treatments, including a fire graphic on the basket when a team goes on a scoring run, a 3D on-screen brick if a player misses badly, and more.
- Second Spectrum, which is powered by NBA Advanced Stats, enables new and compelling content and experiences through interactive applications and augmented video that help media, teams and fans visualize and add context to stories about the game.
What they’re saying:
- Stephanie Druley, ESPN executive vice president, event and studio production: “We’re excited to present a completely distinct and innovative way to watch a highly-anticipated NBA game to fans. There are several ways to tell the story of a basketball game, and through this collaboration with Second Spectrum, and the great work of our production team, we can offer new ways to reach all NBA fans.”
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