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Sport Expected To Drive Sales of New 3D Enabled TV Systems by Noel Swinton
It's all well and good the manufacturers of these new 3D enabled TV systems pushing to get them to market as soon as, but what exactly is everyone going to be able to watch?
With all the major consumer electronics companies clambering to rush out 3D enabled TV systems, you are probably asking yourself is this the time to buy a 3D TV.
One of the main sales periods for new TVs, outside of Christmas, has always been linked to major sporting events. Yes those annual sporting events will send a spike in sales but the sports events that take place every four years and span two, three or four weeks have always been the "holy grail" for television manufacturers and retailers. The Olympics, winter and summer, Rugby world cup, the Ashes series, Commonwealth Games and the mother of all sporting events, for global following anyway, The Football World Cup.
Two of the main pioneers of 3d broadcasting are ESPN in America and BSkyB in the UK and Europe. These two major television media companies are pushing hard to get the technology finalized (and no doubt in budget) to coincide with the global launch of 3D enabled TV by the likes of Panasonic and Samsung. C.E.S. earlier this year showed the consumer that they will not have to wait too long for these 3D tv systems to make their appearance.
So back to the burning question; Will it be worth you buying one of these new models? To answer this I guess you need to ask yourself if it's sport you will be happy in watching for a while and given that it has been sport that has driven the majority of all other broadcasting advances, then I have to say the answer is a resounding yes.
2010 sees that global phenomenon that is the F.I.F.A Football (soccer for all you North Americans) World Cup. Attracting a global audience of over 26'000'000'000, yes that's 28 billion, viewers spread across 214 countries collectively receiving in excess of 73'000 hours of broadcasts. Can you see how this could influence both the broadcasters and manufacturers decisions.
Talk is that the first game in 2010 World Cup to be held in South Africa, between the hosts South Africa and Mexico, will be broadcast in 3D. I have a feeling that BSkyB will be capable of screening one of the UK or European domestic finals in 3D during the early part of this summer. I believe ESPN have also committed to about one hundred football (that's the other football) games in three dimension during this year.
It seems the testing has been done, the finishing touches are being applied and the costs are being trimmed in readiness for a big spring/summer launch. As hard as the manufacturers are pushing for a launch, it is no use getting this technology into the market if the content is not there. These two companies will be the ones that drive sales and subsequently take TV sport to the next logical level.
So what is it to be, is your sports viewing important enough for you to buy a 3D enabled TV because it does seem at the present time that sport is all you will have to watch on your brand new 3D tv..I know heaven isn't it.
About the Author
Noel Swinton is an internet consumer electronics reporter. With LCD 3D TV right now a reality his 3D Television Review website website which can be found at http://www.latest3dtv.com will help you settle on which 3D Flat Screen TV will be appropriate for your home entertainment needs.
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Comcast Launches Telefutura HD And Univision HD in The Greater Boston Area Before 2010 FIFA World Cup by David Felix
Comcast has launched Spanish-language broadcast networks Univision HD and TeleFutura HD throughout the Greater Boston area before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Comcast subscribers in Greater Boston can now watch all the 64 games of 2010 FIFA World Cup games in HD in Spanish language.
Comcast's subscribers in the Greater Boston area can watch Univision HD on channel 816 and TeleFutura HD on channel 817.
Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Greater Boston Region, said "We're pleased to add Boston's Univision HD and TeleFutura HD to our lineup, from Fall River to Lawrence and beyond. Now our HD customers throughout the Boston area can enjoy the popular telenovelas, sports, public affairs programs and other programming from Univision and TeleFutura in stunning high definition. And beginning June 11, viewers will also be able to experience the passion and competition of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in HD, too, with Spanish-language coverage from Univision and TeleFutura."
Alex von Lichtenberg, General Manager of Entravision's Univision and TeleFutura stations in Boston, said "We thank Comcast for adding the high-definition feeds from WUNI-TV and WUTF-TV to its lineup throughout the Boston area. We know our viewers will appreciate watching their favorite shows in the crystal-clear clarity and Dolby 5.1 sound that only HD can provide."
Comcast's World Cup offering is part of the company's commitment to deliver more choice and control to its customers through its XFINITY services, which include more than 100 HD channels, 50 to 70 foreign-language channels, On Demand video choices increasing to 25,000 and increased broadband speeds of up to 50 Mbps today and even faster in the future. XFINITY also offers thousands of online entertainment choices through Fancast XFINITY TV (fancast.com) as well as cross-platform features like Caller ID to the TV and PC.
Comcast will be delivering soccer fans a multi-platform experience to enjoy the tournament that includes live games in 3D from ESPN 3D, games On Demand the day after they air in both English and Spanish as well as online coverage with live games and the latest news.
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With more than five years of experience in Television Industry, David helps friends and customers in selecting the best Satellite TV and also assists them in saving their money in deciding popular ESPN.World Cup Espn 3d
Man Behind The Scorelines - Sports Network CEO, Mickey Charles by Staff Writer
The Sports Network is the largest privately owned international sports information wire service in North America, providing hundreds of clients, and literally millions of viewers world-wide, with up-to-the-minute sports information, ranging from NFL to Rugby, MLB to Cricket and virtually everything in-between. TSN is well positioned as an international real-time sports wire service with customers throughout North America, Asia and Europe.
While Mickey Charles is the President and CEO of Computer Information Network, Inc., the parent company but known within the industry and world-wide as The Sports Network, he is an attorney by training. Mickey's background includes a wide range of interests and accomplishments among which are newspaper syndication, hosting a national sports talk show, being a feature editor for a number of publications ... print and Internet such as iGaming, MEI and GBGC, writing on a myriad of topics ranging from telecommunications to travel, responding to requests as panelist, moderator and chair-person at seminars, conventions, trade shows and conferences.
Sports Activated spoke to Mickey Charles back in 2008, at a time when he had predicted a major trend in mobile content delivery at which point TSN had established various partnerships with technology providers and was positioned to expand their content services in Asia (and eventually Africa and Europe) with an initial focus on soccer. Where does TSN stand in these markets today?