Six WNBA teams will be in action on Friday, July 20. High Post Hoops staffers Blake DuDonis and Ben Dull will be joined by Sloane Martin of The Athletic Minnesota for a live stream covering all three games.
This initial edition of the ‘Twitter WNBA Show’ will be broadcast live on Periscope. The show is a second-screen experience for fans to engage with as they watch Friday’s slate of games live on WNBA League Pass.
The Seattle Storm will kick off the night in Connecticut against the Sun at 7 PM ET. Following that game, the Dallas Wings will play the Sky in Chicago (9 ET). And to cap off the night, the Indiana Fever will take on the Sparks in Los Angeles (10:30 ET).
The mission of the show is to provide an interactive experience for both fans and media to come together to discuss the games of the night while bouncing around different topics from around the league. With no commercial breaks, the hosts will have ample time to take questions and offer continuous coverage of all three games.
For more information on the show and how to watch, here’s a quick FAQ:
How do I watch?
The show will be broadcast live on Periscope. High Post Hoops will share the link from its social media accounts, as will the hosts. The broadcast can be viewed directly on Twitter. You can also watch through Periscope’s website or mobile app.
How will I be able to find the link once it starts?
High Post Hoops will share the link on both Twitter and Facebook, which will take you directly to the broadcast. You can also follow me on Periscope and sign up for mobile notifications so that you will be alerted once the broadcast begins.
When will the show start?
The show will start roughly 30 minutes before the first game of the night (6:30 PM ET) for a quick preview of the first game.
How can I engage with the show?
Viewers are encouraged to comment and drop questions directly into the Periscope chat during the broadcast. You can also use the hashtag #TwitterWNBAShow on Twitter to submit a question. If there’s anything you’d like discussed or covered during the show, feel free to reach out directly to me as well on Twitter or via email.
Why should I watch?
Doug Feinberg of the AP suggested earlier this season that the WNBA have hosts to facilitate and drive discussion during the WNBA’s package of live games streamed on Twitter. Though Friday’s games are not being streamed on Twitter, this show aims to prove that an audience would be interested in this type of programming and that it can help drive more discussion before, during, and after games.
With a subscription to WNBA League Pass, you’ll be able to watch Friday’s games right along with the hosts and have your voice heard as you engage with fellow basketball fans in real time.
This sounds fun! How can I help?
We certainly hope you feel this way. If you do, please spread the word! Share this post with others, and encourage the basketball fans in your life to carve out some time on Friday to tune in.