DirecTV 3D – Recently made increasingly popular after the release of the movie Avatar, DirecTV has announced that they will be launching three different 3D channels in June. The first channels that the satellite TV company will be offering include ESPN 3D, movies on demand, as well as a different pay per view channel. The move has long been rumored, and the recent release and announcement of several different three dimensional televisions is further proof that 3D is the direction that television will be heading in the future. Later this week, the New York Rangers and Islanders hockey game will air live in 3D as well.
Comcast has also said that they will be airing the Master’s in 3D when they come around in April. It will mark the first national 3dD broadcast to ever be shown on television involving a sporting event. It will reportedly feature a live simulcast of a next generation 3D event online, as well as the first live multi camera next generation three dimensional production. It was not immediately clear if DirecTV is just launching with the three channels, or if they intend to expand their service rather rapidly. That will more than likely depend upon the success of the new 3D channels, and whether or not the general public shows any interest in watching their normal television in 3D. Comcast has stated that their footage of Augusta will be “nothing short of spectacular” and many experts have claimed that the broadcast will be most peoples first introduction to 3D TV.