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Discovery & ESPN to launch 3D TV



First 3D TV Network to launch


Move over “Avatar,” 3D will soon be moving from the big screen to the TV screen.  Discovery Communications, Sony and Imax say they are forming the nations first 24/7 dedicated 3D Television Network.  Discovery Communications says the new network will feature programming most suited for a 3D experience including natural history, space exploration, engineering, movies and children’s programming.  A launch date for the new 3D channel has not yet been set.


 ESPN to launch 3D sports channel

In related news, ESPN says they will also be launching their own 3D channel on June 11th of this year.  ‘ESPN 3D’ will broadcast a minimum of 85 live sporting events in three-dimension during its first year.  The premiere game will be the 2010 FIFA World Cup featuring South Africa and Mexico.  ESPN says it also intends to broadcast the 2011 BCS National Championship game in 3D as well as numerous other college basketball and football games.  No word yet whether ESPN will supply 3D glasses to channel subscribers.

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