Verizon lands first 3D NFL game for FiOS subscribers

Shane McGlaun - Aug 12, 2010, 4:47am CDT
Verizon lands first 3D NFL game for FiOS subscribers

Over the summer, the big draw for 3D sports content on cable networks and online has been golf. The problem with that was that golf isn’t a sport that a lot of people are interested in. NFL football on the other hand is one of the most popular sports in the country.

Verizon has announced that it will air the first 3D NFL game via its FiOS TV service on September 2. The game will be the pre-season match between the Giants and the Patriots. Viewers in parts of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island will be able to view the 3D game.

Verizon says that the 3D broadcast is set to start at 7pm and not only will the game be in 3D, but the pre-game, half-time, and post-game shows will all be in 3D too. FiOS customers can tune to channel 834 to see the game and will need a 3D TV, 3D Glasses, and a HD set top box to watch the program in 3D.

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