Can’t get TNT and don’t want to miss the big NBA game? Maybe you’d just like to enhance your viewing experience with some additional camera angles. If so, you’ll want to check out TNT’s Overtime Extra.
Overtime Extra is available for many NBA games broadcast on TNT. Check out the full 2012-2013 TNT NBA schedule, which is typically every Thursday night (and occasional other nights) throughout the season.
When you log on to TNT NBA Overtime, you’ll see the mosaic view which gives you 4 different camera angles at once with a scoreboard and stats at the top right.
The scoreboard and stats can be closed, minimized, or even moved to a different area of the screen.
You don’t have to watch 4 cameras at once (Mosaic). You can select from a few different cameras on the right side. There is the Action Cam, which is probably you’re best option if you want to simple watch the game. In addition, you’ve got the Backboard Cam, and two individual player cams. You can chose to play each camera as your main picture by choosing Play or go Picture in Picture using the PIP button.
The individual player cams are interesting because they literally follow a player around constantly. Even during breaks when they are on the bench.
You can drag the Picture and Picture screen and place it where you see fit.
And hover over the PIP box and click “Watch Large” to switch that camera to the larger main video.
Controls appear at the bottom of the video when you hover your cursor over the area. You can use the controls to adjust the volume, jump to fullscreen, or even stop the video.
Wanna go back and watch a sequence from earlier in the game? You can use the slider to jump forward and back.
Yes, there is audio. You get the feed from the TNT telecast. The cameras remain on throughout breaks and halftime so you can watch the players on the bench or shooting around when they are coming out after halftime. They do throw in the occasional commercial during some breaks.
As a “standalone” way to watch the game, it’s not as good as watching on TV, but it’s not bad. It will certainly do if it’s your only option. One thing it appears to lack is a game clock. Actually, adding both game and shot clocks would be very welcomed additions. I don’t have TNT myself, so I can’t be sure the video online syncs up properly with the TV telecast, but assuming the sync is fine, it seems like it would make a nice supplement to the TNT broadcast. Check out other ways to watch the NBA online or on your mobile device with our Guide to Watching NBA Games Online, on iPhone, iPad, and Android