Some people enjoy following games on Twitter but now you will be able to watch while you tweet. On Friday, Twitter announced that they have partnered with Campus Insiders to stream hundreds of sporting events starting this fall. This is good news for BYU fans as the West Coast Conference is one of the conferences that will be featured.
It is unclear logistically how this will work out. Perhaps there will be an update with a section added for live TV or maybe they will just have it in the normal timeline. What we do know is that Twitter is planning on streaming over 300 events for football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, water polo, and swimming.
Twitter CFO, Anthony Noto had this to say:
“Twitter is the fastest way to see what’s happening in sports,”...“Our partnership with Campus Insiders will bring live streaming video of college sports directly to the people who are already talking about it on Twitter, all on a single screen.”
One of the great things about Twitter is the ability to interact with fans of the team that you are rooting for in real time, during the sporting event. Anthony makes it sound like you will be able to do that AND watch at the same time. If they’re able to make it where half of your screen is a live stream and the other half a Twitter feed, it’s brilliant.
The conferences mentioned in the press release are Mountain West, Patriot and West Coast Conference. Twitter also recently signed a contract with the Pac-12 to do the same. If the live stream is a success, there’s little doubt that it will spread to other conferences as well.