We have this announcement that ESPN 3D will carry three college football games in the first three weeks of the season. This all leads to the BCS National Championship Game which will also be produced in 3D. Currently, this is a separate production from the 2D High Definition broadcast that most of us will see. We have the announcement from the fine people at ESPN.
The first two weeks of ESPN 3D’s inaugural college football season will open up with telecasts involving three of the top five ranked teams in an ESPN.com early preseason Top 25 poll. Coverage will begin with No. 2 Boise State, entering the season with a 14-game winning streak, against No. 5 Virginia Tech from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins Monday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The network will telecast approximately 13 college football games this season, concluding with the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 10 at 8:30 p.m.
On Sept. 11 at 3:40 p.m. defending Big Ten Conference champion No. 3 Ohio State will host No. 19 Miami of the ACC in the first meeting between the perennial powers since the Buckeyes defeated the Hurricanes 31-24 in the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to win the 2002 BCS National Championship. This marks the second time that Ohio State has been featured in 3D by ESPN as the team’s game against USC on Sept. 9, 2009, served as a test telecast for the network.
The third week of the season features a showdown between traditional powers from top conferences when Clemson from the ACC travels to Auburn from the SEC on Sept. 18 with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.
In addition to ESPN 3D, ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2010 college football season will feature more than 400 regular- and postseason games across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN Radio, ESPN Classic, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN GamePlan.
In addition to the games announced today, ESPN 3D will telecast a featured college football game almost every week of the season. Additional dates will be announced as the season progresses; schedule subject to change. College football games televised on ESPN 3D will utilize Sony professional cameras.will be announcing additional programming, including NBA, college basketball and Winter X Games 15, throughout the year.
More linkage and press releases coming down the road. There are a lot of them today.