Auburn game to be televised in 3-D on ESPN

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – ACC Football is going Three-Dimensional in a big way in 2010. ESPN has announced that the first three games the cable network will televise in 3-D this fall will feature ACC teams beginning with the Virginia Tech hosting Boise State on Labor Day Monday Night at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

The game between the nationally-ranked Hokies and Broncos, which will have an 8 p.m. (ET) Kickoff, is the first of three straight ESPN ACC contests that will be televised with the 3-D technology.

The second will be Miami’s Sept. 11 contest at Ohio State, which will have a 3:40 p.m. (ET) kickoff and will be televised by ESPN.

Clemson will then travel to Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 18 for the third straight ACC three dimensional gridiron contest featuring an ACC school on ESPN. The game will have a 7 pm (ET) kickoff.

In all, ESPN has announced that four ACC games will be televised in 3-D as the 6th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, which will be held this year at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 4 (7:45 pm, ET), is also scheduled to be televised by ESPN in 3-D.

ESPN 3D Schedules First Three 2010 College Football Games

The first two weeks of ESPN 3D’s inaugural college football season will open up with telecasts involving three of the top five ranked teams in an early preseason Top 25 poll. Coverage will begin with No. 2 Boise State, entering the season with a 14-game winning streak, against No. 5 Virginia Tech from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins Monday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The network will telecast approximately 13 college football games this season, concluding with the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 10 at 8:30 p.m.

On Sept. 11 at 3:40 p.m. defending Big Ten Conference champion No. 3 Ohio State will host No. 19 Miami of the ACC in the first meeting between the perennial powers since the Buckeyes defeated the Hurricanes 31-24 in the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to win the 2002 BCS National Championship. This marks the second time that Ohio State has been featured in 3D by ESPN as the team’s game against USC on Sept. 9, 2009, served as a test telecast for the network.

The third week of the season features a showdown between traditional powers from top conferences when Clemson from the ACC travels to Auburn from the SEC on Sept. 18 with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

In addition to ESPN 3D, ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2010 college football season will feature more than 400 regular- and postseason games across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU,, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN Radio, ESPN Classic, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN GamePlan.

In addition to the games announced today, ESPN 3D will telecast a featured college football game almost every week of the season. Additional dates will be announced as the season progresses; schedule subject to change. Sony is the official sponsor of college football on ESPN 3D, and college football games televised on ESPN 3D will utilize Sony professional cameras.

ESPN 3D will be announcing additional programming, including NBA, college basketball and Winter X Games 15, throughout the year.

About ESPN 3D

ESPN was the first to announce in the United States an exclusive 3D network in January 2010 which was the culmination of more than three years of testing 3D television. ESPN has produced several 3D domestic telecasts, including the State Farm Home Run Derby in July 2010, the Masters in April 2010, a Harlem Globetrotters game in February 2010 and in 2009 the USC vs. Ohio State college football game. ESPN has developed best practices for utilizing the technology in live game applications which have provided the ability to streamline workflow operations, adjust 3D camera positioning, perform transmission tests and gauge fan reaction to a 3D telecast versus a traditional telecast. In addition, ESPN utilizes cutting-edge technology located at the ESPN Innovation Lab in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World to continue to develop innovative production enhancements. ESPN 3D is available in the United States to approximately 45 million households and has carriage agreements with DirecTV, Comcast and AT&T. Sony was named the first official sponsor of the network in January 2010.

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spacer Auburn game to be televised in 3-D on ESPN
spacer I heard it's also in 3D if you go to the event ***
spacer I heard the same thing, and plan on taking advantage.***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer But you need glasses. I'll be selling them outside the gate
spacer Does this mean i need Glasses for the effect?***
Got igers
spacer Yes, you'll need a 3D-capable TV with the glasses***
spacer I am giving away 3-D tv's .....
spacer I'll pay you on delivery***
spacer Re: I am giving away 3-D tv's .....
spacer You don't need a new TV to watch 3D***
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spacer wth happened to just watching tv?***
spacer James Cameron didn't think it was enough***
spacer Sheesh, that sounds terrible...
spacer dang, that stinks***
spacer And the 3-D TV.
spacer Holly Rowe in 3D!!!!***
spacer More like 38DD !***
spacer So is this a new channel???***
spacer Yes, there will be an ESPN 3D channel.***
spacer I assume it will be avail on regular ESPN as well????***
spacer Yes***
spacer This is becoming more and more of a stupid gimmick
spacer $10 says you've never seen 3D using active lenses. It's
spacer ready to send me $10?
spacer Using Active lenses ? Where have you tried this ?
spacer at a ZoboTV store...
spacer I was sober and threw up during Avatar from motion sickness
spacer Ron Cherry in 3-D???????
spacer Hmmmm, Erin Andrews in 3-D?***
spacer Re: Hmmmm, Erin Andrews in 3-D?***
spacer What will they think of next?***
T Nasty Orange
spacer 3-D Adult Flix, if your 3-D last longer than 4 hours
spacer Does this mean we get to win in 3D?
spacer This is one thing that does not excite me at all
spacer Watch for me in the crowd; it will be like I am
spacer I refuse to watch a Clemson sporting event in 3D. The glass
spacer Re: I refuse to watch a Clemson sporting event in 3D. The glass
spacer A W E S O M E ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
spacer Re: Auburn game to be televised in 3-D on ESPN
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