ESPN aims for 3D advantage as it serves Wimbledon final five days
Editor ©RapidTVNews | 23-05-2012
It’s a fair bet that it will be Nadale, Djokovic, Federer or even Murray carrying off the men’s Wimbledon title but it will it will be no question that the denouement of the UK tennis championships will be offered in 3D by ESPN.
Following its debut in the added dimension a year ago—when it featured one men’s semi-final live between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs.Novak Djokovic, plus the other semi and both Finals on a delayed basis— ESPN 3D will expand its schedule for the upcoming Championships with live telecasts for the final five days of the tournament – 4 July, through the ladies’ and men’s Finals on 7 July and 8 July. All the matches from the suitably configured Centre Court at Wimbledon’s famed aired on ESPN 3D and will be rebroadcast at later that night at 9 p.m. ET.
“On the dawn of new era of Wimbledon for fans with ESPN’s exclusive and all-live multiplatform approach, it is only appropriate that ESPN 3D be there providing a unique view of Finals and the critical matches leading to them,” said Bryan Burns, ESPN vice president, strategic business planning. “We are proud to continue ESPN’s heritage as a leader in technical innovations and that the ESPN 3D schedule is filled with top-level Championship events from around the world.”
ESPN 3D claims to be the world’s first 24/7 all-sports 3D channel and launched in 2010 with that year’s FIFA World Cup South Africa. Subsequently it has produced nearly 250 live telecasts, including college basketball, college football including the BCS, the NBA, professional boxing, Wimbledon, the State Farm Home Run Derby, the X Games and The Masters golf.