The NFL To Experiment With 3-D Technology During NFL Network's Thursday Night Football Game

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sports in 3-D is something that networks have been trying to put together for quite some time now, and Thursday Night's game between the Broncos and Chargers (NFL-N) will be the NFL's first test of the technology. Via the San Antonio News-Express....

Three movie theaters — one each in New York, Los Angeles and Boston — will host a private screening for invited guests only to show a live 3D produced game sent via satellite to each theater. The game will be screened in auditoriums that are equipped with 3D projector systems.

These are the same systems used to show 3D family entertainment such as the current 3D movie “Bolt” or the live-action “Hannah Montana” concert film that was shown earlier this year.

The audience watching the game will be from the consumer electronics industry and people from the league's broadcasting partners. They will see the game and new TV displays that could be widely available in homes in the future, once broadcast standards, manufacturing costs and affordable retail prices are established.
Last year's airing of the NBA All-Star Game received a ton of positive reviews, and the use of the technology in Football is just another step towards all Sports being broadcast in 3-D. Don't be surprised if 3-D televisions are the hot technology item a few Decembers from now.

The NFL in 3-D (San Antonio News-Express)


I forgot who the poster was that had this joke, but it was reported that the Maryland-Boston College was going to be broadcast in 3-D, until they found out Pam Ward was going to call the game. *RIMSHOT!*

JamesCraven said...
Dec 1, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

The Chargers are playing the Raiders.

Anonymous said...
Dec 1, 2008, 5:50:00 PM  

@ JamesCraven: Oh man, if I had to see Pammy in 3-D.....

Justin F. said...
Dec 1, 2008, 6:34:00 PM  

That would've been me, James Craven.

NFL Network, stay away from the close up shots of Norv for this experiment. We're trying to convince audiences this is a good idea.

Dec 1, 2008, 6:59:00 PM  

FWIW the San Antonio paper is the Express-News.

Anonymous said...
Dec 1, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  


Monday Night Live Blog at my house!

TJX said...
Dec 1, 2008, 7:57:00 PM  


First half thread is here.


TJX said...
Dec 1, 2008, 8:16:00 PM  

Yeah, 3d... I DUNO! Great blog! Check out mine sometime ;-)

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Dec 9, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

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