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Get Ready – Football Is Coming to Your TV Screen in 3D

by ‎08-11-2010 11:20 AM - edited ‎08-11-2010 11:21 AM

1368iDE36C6BAEEA45FB2That’s right.  Verizon FiOS will help kick off football season by producing and broadcasting the first NFL game in 3D on television, featuring the Sept. 2 preseason match-up between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

 

Produced by FiOS1, Verizon’s hyper-local news channel, the 3D game will air on channel 834 in the New York City area, including Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties; Mercer County, N.J and the northern part of the state; Massachusetts; and Rhode Island.  Coverage begins 15 minutes before game time at 6:45 p.m., with Verizon FiOS1 pre-game, half-time and post-game shows – all in 3D.

 

As with the July Yankees-Mariners games we aired in 3D, customers will need a 3D TV set, 3D glasses and a high-definition set-top box to view the broadcast.  Those who qualify can watch a veteran on-air broadcast team that includes play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes, analyst Howard Cross and sideline reporter Kimberly Jones.

 

As readers of the At Home blog know, this is our third major 3D initiative this summer, following the July MLB games and the introduction of 3D programming on VOD from WealthTV.  Keep a look out here for more 3D news to come, and let us know if you’re able to check out the Sept. 2 broadcast. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments
by Ian81 on ‎08-11-2010 11:24 AM

Heather how about some Soccer in just HD let alone 3D for all of us soccer fans! Every major carrier except comcast has this available (and yourself), this really is so frustrating, we all need an update as soon as possible and more than just 'we are in discussions' or ' we want to add it' how about it will be added within x days! I am currently looking at other options and if you have read any of the blogs you will see many people have already changed or are considering doing so.

by on ‎08-11-2010 12:54 PM
I know how you feel. Verizon launched MASN2 HD in the Washington, DC area four weeks ago, and most of the Nationals / Orioles region is still waiting with the season two thirds over. Maybe Verizon will string along soccer fans the same way with teases like "it's coming soon", only to keep disappointing day after day and week after week.
by on ‎08-11-2010 02:10 PM

Yet another example of Verizon playing only to the NYC market.  How about the rest of the country, like those of us who live in Southern California?

by Silver Contributor V on ‎08-23-2010 07:55 AM

Channel 834 and the game shows up on 9/2.  However for the moment you can not select the channel or set your DVR to record it.

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