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ESPN Innovates at NBA Summer League With Alternate Viewing Streams

By Sports Technology Wire on July 11, 2018

Anyone who’s played NBA video games over the past couple decades has gotten used to a familiar rearward vantage point of action. After each possession change, the game’s angle flips and spins around, and now that view change will be applied to live hoops in ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Summer League.

ESPN has been experimenting with four alternate viewing experiences for its 82-game summer schedule, one of which uses a SkyCam that will shoot the action above and behind play. That camera will flip after each basket, rebound, or turnover. Its first such appearance will be for a first-round playoff game on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET between the Kings and the Cavaliers.

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