The Masters Takes 3D Leap

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The Masters Takes 3D Leap

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The Masters Takes 3D Leap
3D coverage to be distributed by Comcast
by Glen Dickson

The push to make stereoscopic 3D a mainstream reality took another big step Monday, as Augusta National Golf Club announced that the 2010 Masters tournament will be produced in 3D HD and distributed for free by cable giant Comcast.

The 3D production of The Masters, which is being sponsored by Sony Electronics, is the second marquee sporting event to adopt the format in as many weeks, following CBS' announcement last week that it would produce the NCAA Final Four in 3D. But while the Final Four will be delivered to paying customers in specially equipped digital cinemas, The Masters will be delivered over cable to early adopters of 3D sets, which have just begun hitting retail shelves this month.
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Re: The Masters Takes 3D Leap

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At least we in Europe will be privy to the live streams on the "tinernet" as we say in here.
Comcast will broadcast the Masters Tournament in 3D April 7-11, beat DirecTV to the punch

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Very cagey way to play it Comcast. While DirecTV, ESPN and Discovery were first to say they would have 3DTV broadcasts back at CES, the cable company will actually be the first to deliver it, starting with the Masters Tournament (but why not the 3D broadcast of the Final Four?) April 7-11. That's right, the first "live next-generation 3D broadcast of a major sporting event on TV, the first live simulcast of a next-gen 3D event online, and the industry's first live multi-camera next-gen 3D production" will be on cable (& internet), not satellite or telco. Again, that's right, if you don't have a 3D television set up yet, it will also be streamed at Masters.com (no word whether this is a Comcast only or if it will be open to all) for those with a 3D setup on their PC. We'll temper our expectations until we see what kind of quality is able to squeeze through Comcast's fiber backbone and down our neighborhood coax wires, but this should certainly blow away the anaglyph stuff currently offered on VOD. Of course, the old school HD streams will still be broadcast on ESPN and CBS, but if Tiger really does make his comeback at Augusta this should give us a better view of the course (and any residual damage from that "car accident") than ever before.

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I wonder how they are going to manage to stream this over the internet in 3D.

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