ESPN 3D coming out for many sports, perhaps skiing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 5, 2010 7:02 am

In this new year, ESPN will change the way we watch sports. It will add a third dimension to our viewing by introducing ESPN 3D. This would mark the sports broadcasting industry’s first ever 3D network.

This new venture will begin June 11th with the 3D broadcast of the first 2010 FIFA World Cup match with South Africa against Mexico. ESPN stated they will show at least 85 3D sporting events this year. All we have to say is…how about some 3D ski racing!? Come on!

“ESPN’s commitment to 3-D is a win for fans and our business partners,” said ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer. “ESPN 3D marries great content with new technology to enhance the fan’s viewing experience and puts ESPN at the forefront of the next big advance for TV viewing.”

ESPN has been testing their 3D efforts for about two years now, showing a USC vs. Ohio State college football game in select theaters and to 6,000 fans at the Galen Center on USC’s campus.

How awesome would it be to watch Lindsey Vonn fly through a gate and into your lap? If ESPN won’t do 3D ski racing, I’ll convince The Ski Channel CEO to do it. Done. You can thank me later.