USC at Ohio State Game To Be Shown In 3D24 Aug, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
ESPN will telecast the Sept. 12 college football game between the University of Southern California and Ohio State in 3D live at locations in Columbus, Ohio; Los Angeles; Hartford, Conn; and Hurst, Texas.
The sports network will employ seven 3D cameras for the stereoscopic telecast, and will use separate production trucks, technical crews and commentators for its 3D and 2D productions.
“With more than two years of rigorous 3D research at various game sites, ESPN is taking the opportunity to integrate 3D testing in a live game telecast,” said Anthony Bailey, VP of emerging technologies for ESPN. “The results of this research will enable ESPN to quantify what it takes to produce, transmit and enable the 3D experience for our fans.”
Tickets for the events will be sold, and fans will have the opportunity to win them through 710 ESPN Los Angeles, 103.3 ESPN Dallas and WBNS-FM Columbus.
“ESPN is an industry leader in developing creative and dynamic technical innovations that enhance the experience for fans -- such as being the first to launch a 24/7 high definition network in March 2003,” said Jed Drake, ESPN SVP and executive producer of event production. “With 44 sports Emmys for technology, it is only fitting that ESPN plays a cutting edge role in exploring the use of 3D game telecasts to better serve the fans.”