Comcast launches 3D channel
Fans of al fresco hockey and the Kings of Leon rock band will be eager to know that the objects of their devotion will be among the first offerings from Xfinity 3D, the new 24-hour 3D channel from Comcast Corp.
The channel will bring subscribers who own 3D television sets concerts from top-tier artists as well as sporting events, more than a dozen movies, and original 3D programming, Comcast said in a press release. The launch of Xfinity 3D is the latest in a series of 3D programming offered by Comcast.
The channel is set to officially debut with the telecasting of the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic and a MTV World Stage concert by Kings of Leon on Feb. 20. (Tim Horton is shown at right.)
This year's NHL Hertiage Classic features the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames in an outdoor match-up at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. (At left is P.K. Subban, Montreal's promising young defenseman.)
For the record, the late Tim Horton was a practioner of old time hockey and the pride of Cochrane, Ontario, a hockey outpost nearly as glorious as Saskatoon or Flin Flon. A coffee-and-baked-goods chain also bears Horton's name. So it can be said that Horton is a legend in the twin spheres of hockey and doughnuts, a grand legacy for any Canadian (or for any North American, for that matter).
(The photos of Horton and Subban were taken from their Wikipedia entries.)