Major League Baseball's on Deck for 3D in July
May 5, 2010
NEW YORK: The
first-ever Major League Baseball games to be telecast in 3D are on deck. The
YES Network, DirecTV and FSN Northwest are teaming up for 3D coverage of the face-off
between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners, July 10 and 11.
Panasonic and DirecTV will sponsor the 3D feeds; and DirecTV will make it available
to all of its HD customers who have 3DTV sets. It will also be available live
to customers who live within the YES “home-team footprint,” including New York
State, Connecticut, north and central New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania.
The 3D telecasts will also air live within the FSN Northwest footprint,
including the entire states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and parts of Montana
and Idaho. The Saturday, July 10 game telecast will begin at 10 p.m. ET, and
the Sunday, July 11 game telecast will start at 4 p.m. ET. YES and FSN Northwest
will both also produce their traditional 2D high-definition telecasts of both
DirecTV previously announced its intention to launch 3D channels June 11, in
anticipation of the FIFA World Cup soccer games. The satellite TV provider will
provide its HD subscribers with a free software upgrade to view content on ESPN
3D, the 3D DirecTV Cinema channel and a 3D on-demand channel.
-- Deborah D. McAdams
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