U-verse subscribers get ESPN 3D in time for World Cup

AT&T's U-verse has launched ESPN 3D just in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which is set to start the ball rolling Friday. FIFA says it will be broadcasting 25 matches in 3D.

AT&T said ESPN 3D also will broadcast about 100 other 3D sporting events including the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby, X Games 16, Winter X Games 15, college basketball and football games and the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.

AT&T said 3D programming is supported on all customers' existing U-verse DVRs and receivers, without any additional set up or U-verse equipment upgrades. Customers will also need a 3D-ready TV set and 3D glasses. The ESPN 3D channel is available on channel 1610 to U-verse TV HD customers with the U100 package or above who subscribe to the 3D Technology Package for $10 a month.

AT&T and ESPN also are offering U-verse TV customers a World Cup app that includes a Multiview, allowing users to watch up to four ESPN channels at one time and also offers athlete bios, groupings and the latest team standings. The app is available to every U-verse TV customer at no extra charge on channel 618 and 1618. AT&T and ESPN are also delivering live coverage to mobile phones with AT&T Mobile TV and MobiTV, and coverage of all matches and exclusive bonus content is available for AT&T High Speed Internet customers.

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