This is it. It's really happening. 3D
is taking over our lives, and there's nothing we can do about it. But is it really such a bag thing? There's no question that consumers have yet to truly speak on their acceptance or rejection of 3D in the home, but if there's any programming that could really spearhead things, it's sports. Sports is arguably the main reason that HD took off so quickly, and we're guessing that quite a few major organizations are hoping that sports can do the same for 3D.
Starting this June (that's just a few months away), DirecTV
will begin to broadcast ESPN 3D. ESPN 3D is easily the flagship 3D channel, and at the moment, we can't think of another 3D channel with as much clout. June is a great time to kick things off, as the FIFA World Cup 2010 also begins that month, and yes, those soccer matches will definitely be in 3D.
ESPN 3D will showcase a minimum of 85 live sporting events during its first year, beginning June 11 with the first 2010 FIFA World Cup match, featuring South Africa versus Mexico. Other events to be produced in 3D include X Games 16, 2010 college football ACC Championship, 2011 BCS National Championship game, college basketball and NBA games in 2011, and best of all, DirecTV subscribers will get the channel at no extra cost.
Now, if only we knew when all of those other cable providers would get it, we could decide whether or not we need to switch to the dish.