DirecTV N3D and ESPN 3D Channels Available June 11th

Posted Tue Mar 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT by

Love 3D? Love Sports? Maybe it’s time to start loving DirecTV.

If you’re a sports fan with a love for 3D programming and a capable television, DirecTV has some good news. Not only will ESPN 3D be available to DirecTV customers on launch day, but it’ll be available at no additional cost to the consumer.

Of course, it might be best not to get too excited about that June 11th date unless you’re a soccer fan, since the first program being broadcast in 3D is the world cup match between South America and Mexico. Soccer will make up about 30% of the programming on ESPN 3D; out of the 85 games being shown in 3D, 25 will be FIFA soccer.

It’s hard to complain too much when it’s free though. Assuming you’re already set up with a 3D capable television, 3D glasses and DirecTV service, you’ll be all set when the June 11th date rolls around. All it takes is a quick software update and you’ll be good to go.

The Panasonic sponsored N3D (get it?) channel will also be available on launch day, and will provide a variety of 3D programs.

Source: ESPN

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