ESPN 3D Preparing for Launch


Next Friday marks a day for television history.  ESPN 3D will be making its debut on Comcast and DirecTV.  At 9:30 am on Friday, June 11 2010 ESPN 3D will broadcast the first game of the FIFA World Cup between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg.  Twenty-five of the 64 matches of the World Cup will be broadcast on the new ESPN 3D.  The United States and Brazil are among the teams that will have their matches broadcast in 3D as well as the final match on July 11th.  Below is the complete broadcast schedule for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The full 2010 FIFA World Cup Schedule:

Date Time (all ET) Match:

Fri, June 11 9:30 a.m.  South Africa vs. Mexico
Sat, June 12 9:30 a.m.  Argentina vs. Nigeria
Sun, June 13 2 p.m.  Germany vs. Australia
Mon, June 14 7 a.m.  Netherlands vs. Denmark
Tues, June 15 2 p.m.  Brazil vs. North Korea
Wed, June 16 9:30 a.m.  Spain vs. Switzerland
Thurs, June 17 7 a.m.  Argentina vs. South Korea
Fri, June 18 9:30 a.m.  Slovenia vs. United States
Sat, June 19
7 a.m.  Netherlands vs. Japan
Sun, June 20 2 p.m.  Brazil vs. Ivory Coast
Mon, June 21 2 p.m.  Spain vs. Honduras
Tues, June 22 2 p.m.  Nigeria vs. South Korea
Wed, June 23 2 p.m.  Ghana vs. Germany
Thurs, June 24 9:30 a.m.  Slovakia vs. Italy
Fri, June 25 9:30 a.m.  Portugal vs. Brazil
Sun, June 27 2 p.m.  Round of 16 match
Mon, June 28 9:30 a.m.  Round of 16 match
Tues, June 29 2 p.m.  Round of 16 match
Fri, July 2 2 p.m.  Quarterfinals
Sat, July 3 9:30 a.m.  Quarterfinals
Sat, July 3 2 p.m.  Quarterfinals
Tues, July 6 2 p.m.  Semifinals
Wed, July 7 2 p.m.  Semifinals
Sat, July 10 2 p.m.  3rd place match
Sun, July 11 2 p.m.  Finals

I don’t know how I feel about 3D television.  Sure it is a cool idea but how many of us want to put on glasses to watch a sporting event?  What if you already wear glasses?  It just seems like a bit much for my taste.  Right now, I am more than happy with my “good old” HDTV.  But, as I like to say often, don’t knock it ‘til you rock it.  Time will tell I guess.

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