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Verizon FiOS to Broadcast NFL Game in 3D

August 12, 2010


FiOS TV customers of Verizon (News - Alert) in parts of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will now be able to enjoy their favorite soccer games in 3D as per the latest announcement from Verizon.

Verizon FiOS (News - Alert) is a bundled home communications service that operates over a fiber-optic communications network.

Company officials said this move will start with football season and the production and broadcast of the first National Football League game in 3D.

Coverage will with the Verizon FiOS1 pre-game, half-time and post-game shows on Sept. 2 for the pre-season match between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. 

“This is the next major step in our development of 3D experiences for our FiOS TV customers," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon.  

"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.”

To fully enjoy this sports broadcast, customers must have 3D TV sets, 3D glasses and a HD set-top box. Verizon will host customer viewing parties at New Meadowlands Stadium and at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. to support of the 3D broadcast.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi