Adding another dimension to NFL on TV


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That looks a little like that Samsung that’s hanging on my wall, only there aren’t cars and some creepy silver hand crawling out of my screen.

But that kind of look, apparently, is what’s ahead in television. Amazing to me that soon HDTV might be outdated. Seems too like the NFL sees that coming, and the next big step involves your New England Patriots.

The NFL’s first 3DTV telecast will come on Sept. 2, with the Patriots’ preseason finale against the Giants at the New Meadowlands Stadium in Jersey. Verizon FIOS will carry it, and you’ll need 3D glasses, a 3D set and an HD broadcast to see the next generation of TV. Sean Leahy over at USA Today and our friends at Pro Football Talk helped point us to this development.

“This is the next major step in our development of 3D experiences for
our FiOS TV customers,” Verizon executive Terry Denson 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.”

Part of the Cowboys-Chargers game last year was shown in 3D on the gigantic video boards at the new stadium in Arlington, Texas, so the NFL has been toying with it for a while. This is another significant step toward full-scale implementation.

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