If you live and breathe sport, then Channel Nine's new app, Nine Extra, looks like it'll be an automatic download. It lets you watch in-game highlights and on demand replays shortly after live broadcast on Channel Nine. And it's set to make it's official debut right before the next State of Origin match.
According to David Knox over at TV Tonight, the app was trialled during the second Origin clash this week, and features almost everything a rugby league loving sports fan could ask for:
Trialled for the first time in this week’s State of Origin game, it features multi-camera-angle video on demand available just moments after it happens, live scores and match statistics, State of Origin match historical data, team and player profiles, live feed of Nine’s State of Origin Twitter feed, live news feeds from Nine’s commentary team and expert panel, and profiles of the Wide World of Sports rugby league broadcast team. It will also have archival vision from 2011 Harvey Norman State of Origin games one and two.
This is an extremely powerful and exciting development for both television and tablets - adding value to a broadcast with detailed information and interactive controls. Nine plans to expand the app to support other events - lets hope the idea takes off in a big way...