We’ve all become witness to the ever-growing 3D television industry and the expansion of theatrical movies being produced in 3D. Now the next progression is live 3D telecast by individual networks. Heaven help us when the Food Network signs on, it’ll be an evil temptation. This week at CES, ESPN Networks is broadcasting LIVE in 3D from the showroom floor. The first production this afternoon for their show SportsNation. The other is tomorrow afternoon broadcasting a live boxing match.
ESPN Networks is also here this week to showcase their WatchESPN app available on most mobile smartphones. WatchESPN gives users the ability to watch the entire ESPN network at home or on the go instantly. That network includes the ever famous ESPN, along with ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN U, ESPN Goal Line, and ESPN Buzzer Beater.
To download WatchESPN check out the App Store of Android Market. Once you’ve got it downloaded and install, you’ll just need to “Sign In” with you cable provider’s username and password. If you don’t happen to have that information on hand you are able to select the option for “Temporary Access” and just enter your email address. Currently WatchESPN is available on Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, and Verizon.
This marks a next step forward for the 3D television industry. As more networks sign on and being to produce shows in 3D rather than the traditional style, we’ll start to see a shift the way we watch.