ESPN 3D At a Glance


ESPN 3D is the television industry’s first 3D network and brings together more than three years of research and development by multiple departments throughout the company.

Key Dates:
–        ESPN’s first 3D telecast was the USC at Ohio State University college football game on Sept. 12, 2009.
–        ESPN announced on January 5, 2010 that it will launch a 3D network to bring 3D to fans in their homes.
–        ESPN 3D is launched on June 11, 2010 with the first FIFA 2010 World Cup game (South Africa vs. Mexico).
–        On Feb. 14, 2011 the network went from showing event-based telecasts to airing content all day, every day.

TV Network Programming:
The ESPN 3D schedule featured nearly 300 events in its first two years. Highlights include:
–        25 2010 FIFA World Cup matches (June 2010)
–        2010 State Farm Home Run Derby (July 12, 2010)
–        Summer X Games 16 (July 29-Aug. 1, 2010)
–        College basketball’s Old Spice Classic (Nov. 25-28, 2010)
–        NBA regular season (Dec. 2010-April 2011)
–        2011 BCS National Championship game (Jan. 11, 2011)
–        Winter X Games 15 (Jan. 27-30, 2011)
–        College basketball’s Big East Tournament (Mar. 8-12, 2011)
–        The Masters (April 6-10, 2011)
–        NBA Playoffs and Finals (May & June 2011)
–        NCAA College Football (Sept. – Dec. 2011)
–        The Masters (April 4-8, 2012)
–        Summer X Games 18 (June 28 – July 1, 2012)
–        Wimbledon (July 4-8, 2012)
–        Little League World Series (Aug. 16 – 26, 2012)
–        NCAA College Football (Sept. – Dec. 2012)
–        College basketball’s Charleston Classic (Nov. 15-16, 2012)
–        College basketball’s Old Spice Classic (Nov. 22-25, 2012)

ESPN 3D is available nationwide to more than 75 million households and has carriage agreements with Comcast, Charter, DIRECTV, Bright House Networks, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Google Fiber, Cox Communications and Verizon FiOS.

About ESPN 3D
ESPN 3D is the world’s first 24/7 all-sports 3D channel. After three years of testing, ESPN 3D launched with the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The network has produced nearly 300 live telecasts, including college basketball, college football including the BCS, the NBA, professional boxing, Wimbledon, the State Farm Home Run Derby, the X Games, The Masters, and ESPN’s popular weekday studio show SportsNation. The network was recognized with a Sports Emmy Award for technical excellence for the 2011 Winter X Games. ESPN 3D is available to more than 75 million homes in the U.S. through carriage agreements with DIRECTV, Charter, Comcast, Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Google Fiber, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS TV. It is available internationally in Australia with select programs available from other distributors throughout the world.

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