Today the Timberwolves launched the Timberwolves Entertainment Network, or T.E.N. Bob Stanke seemed to be behind this one, go figure.
— Bob Stanke (@bobstanke) December 9, 2013
Here’s what to expect. (This is from the site)
The T.E.N. will feature all the news and updates you are used to seeing on Timberwolves.com—including practice reports and GameDay coverage—but it will also be the home to all of our podcasts and video programming. That includes new shows like Shot Clock Violation and the Pixel Brothers Podcast as well as old favorites like Light Work with J.J. Barea and 5-on-5: Around the League. We’ll also take you behind the scenes with our All Access series, Beyond the Den with our community features and around Target Center with our Dancers and Kid Reporters content. This is an exciting time to be a Timberwolves fan, and you’ll have more access than ever with the Timberwolves Entertainment Network.
It seems as if the Wolves social media team has consolidated content from the team’s homepage into one, easy to access, network. I’m going to see what it looks like browsing on a mobile device, as well as on a desktop.
On a desktop the page is organized neatly, making it very easy to navigate for any newcomers. The content is not only orgonized, it’s interactive — notice the poll questions to the right. Not only are the poll questions Timberwolves related (obviously) but they reach beyond basketball, fun for even the most casual of fans.
The links on the left will bring you to videos and podcast that are features on the Timberwolves webpage. From the pages i explored these are mobile friendly pages and videos; a huge plus.
In each channel, on both the desktop and mobile, there are sub categories making it easy to find whatever you’re looking for. Here’s an example of what these look like on each browser.
The site on a mobile browser is just as easy to navigate. There is no scrolling side to side to make images fit. This is also the case for video features, which is more than some other sites can say (won’t name names, but we’ve all had that problem. Here’s an example of the what the Wolves-Heat recap looks like on a mobile browser.
The content accessible through T.E.N is the same quality stuff from Mark Remme, Kyle Ratke and the other members of the Wolves media team. Practice reports, recaps and everything that the Timberwolves promote through Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms is all located in one place.
The Timberwolves have one of the most interactive social media teams out there, so they’re always going to be improving. Stanke and the team have done an excellent job with T.E.N., maybe one day they’ll have provide access to some Timberwolves blogs (you know, like Timberpups) but that’s wishful thinking — for now.
The entire social media staff has done excellent work getting this done, this makes Timberwolves content -direct from the source- easy to find, peruse and interact with — IT’S FOR THE FANS.
Enjoy the Timberwolves Entertainment Network for yourself, whether it’s mobile or desktop browsing, HERE!!!