The World Cup on 3D TV: gripping, but pricey

By June 11, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

The World Cup on 3D TV: gripping, but pricey

The 2010 World Cup will be offered in 3D TV by three networks this year. But at $2,260 for the equipment and service, it’s an expensive proposition.

By Alissa Figueroa

So you couldn’t swing the $2,500-plus ticket to Johannesburg this summer to catch the World Cup in person.

But you’re looking to get a little more immersed in the action than, say, watching TV. How about 3D TV?

On Wednesday, AT&T and Dish Network announced that they would offer the FIFA World Cup on ESPN 3D, following Comcast and DirecTV.

ESPN is the first TV network to devote an entire channel to 3D, inaugurating ESPN 3D with World Cup. The network will show 25 games from the tournament, including appearances by the US and top-rated teams, as well as the last three rounds. ESPN 3D will air at least 85 live sporting events in its first year.

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