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Anyone For Tennis in 3D? The US Open Is Coming to DirecTV

August 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · 3D HDTV, 3D Satellite Programs, News

(August 24, 2010) DirecTV’s commitment to 3D sports brought Major League baseball, professional golf and NASCAR to 3D equipped homes across America. Beginning on September 4, 2010, DirecTV will add the third dimension to the U.S. Open, one of the world’s most prestigious and watched tennis tournaments. Live, third round coverage begins at 11:00 am eastern, according to industry sources.

The 3D broadcasts will be on DirecTV’s exclusive N3D channel 103. The program runs until 5:00pm on the 4th and continues with the men’s and women’s fourth round on Sunday September.5th and through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.

The final weekend rounds on  Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12 will also be broadcast in 3D on DirecTV channel 103.

CBS Sports, as the TV rights holder to the US Open will be handling the 2D and 3D production. According to a report in Broadcasting and Cable , “CBS plans to use six or seven cameras to produce the 3D coverage, with the primary camera position utilizing a new combination 2D/3D rig that PACE CEO Vince Pace created with lens manufacturer Fujinon.” This Pace rig  allows both 2D and 3D shots from a single camera operator.

The United States Open tennis tournament is one of America’s oldest sporting events. It is played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in Queens, New York.

To learn how to receive DirecTv in 3D click this link

Edited By Michael Fremer

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