Cable sports giant ESPN’s latest network, ESPN 3D, launched successfully at 9:30
am EST Friday with the stereoscopic 3D broadcast of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
match between Mexico and South Africa.
ESPN held a launch event for the press at its Bristol, Ct. headquarters, where the game could be seen on both a Samsung DLP set that used active-shutter glasses and a Hyundai LCD set that used passive glasses. Through the first half-hour of the broadcast, there were no major image problems in the feed, which is being produced by host broadcaster HBS in Johannesburg, though were a few times the picture briefly froze due to compression issues.