3D Patriots game is on Verizon FiOS TV schedule
Verizon Communications Inc. said its local FiOS TV customers will be able to watch a preseason National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in 3D, provided that the FiOS customers have a 3D TV.
Kickoff for the game is scheduled for around 7 p.m. Sept. 2. This is an away game for the Patriots.
“This is the next major step in our development of 3D experiences for our FiOS TV customers,” Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said in a statement. “Broadcasting the first 3D NFL game delivers on our promise to FiOS customers to provide a superior TV offering, including 3D, HD and VOD programming, as well as interactivity that cable can’t match.”
At this point, only a small number of consumers own 3D TV sets so Verizon is setting up events at which some fans, many of them FiOS customers or potential FiOS customers, will be able to watch the game on a 3D TV, the company said.
"In support of the 3D broadcast, Verizon will host customer viewing parties at New Meadowlands Stadium and at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.," Verizon said in a press release. "Guests at Gillette Stadium will include youngsters from local Boys and Girls Clubs of America."