Comcast says it'll carry 3D World Cup matches

Comcast has joined the list of providers carrying the FIFA World Cup in 3D, starting with the June 11 match between South Africa and Mexico. The game will be shown on ESPN 3D. FIFA says 25 matches are scheduled to be broadcast in 3D.

Comcast was the first cable affiliate to sign on to deliver ESPN 3D. In April, it also carried live coverage of the Masters golf tournament in 3D.

 "The World Cup in 3D is going to be an unforgettable viewing experience," said Diana Kerekes, Vice President of Entertainment Services for Comcast.  "Regardless of time zones, 3D or HD, our cross-platform coverage brings all the action to soccer fans however and whenever they want."

Additional 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage includes:

  • Live games in SD and HD from ESPN and ABC with closed captioning
  • Univision's exclusive live coverage of the 64 games available in Spanish via Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión in HD and SD 
  • 50 live matches in Portuguese available from ESPN Deportes
  • All 64  World Cup matches On Demand next day from ESPN and Univision On Demand at Sports & Fitness > 2010 World Cup
  • Complete online offering at Comcast.net/worldcup

Comcast offered a free 3D simulcast for two hours on each of the five days of televised footage (Day 1 being a Par 3 event).

For more:
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