ESPN3 offering NBA sidecast second screen experience


The ESPN3 NBA Sidecast second screen broadcast experience is making another appearance, except this time it’s during the actual NBA playoffs versus the regular season, says a Sports Techie report.

For ESPN’s coverage will give NBA viewers the opportunity to watch the game on one part of the screen while NBA commentators and media personalities will rotate in and out of the other boxes, giving fans additional options to the traditional linear experience.

The rotating cast will include the likes of Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst, Amin Elhassan, Pablo Torre and Tom Haberstroh, among others from the NBA podcast The Basketball Analogy — newly-named after layoffs led to changes in the TrueHoop Podcast — at the ESPN Los Angeles Production Center. Viewers will receive analysis and commentary around the Games and discussion pertaining to NBA Playoffs storylines and league culture.

Earlier this April, the Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder were some of the first teams to debut on the NBA Sidecast experience. Like the playoffs, the regular season broadcast on ESPN3 and the network’s app also featured real-time analysis along with topical league discussion.