ESPN 3D will televise the Gentlemen’s semifinals and the Finals of both the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s draws from The Championships: Wimbledon tennis action from the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in London on Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4. The four matches will be the first 3D tennis televised by the network which launched June 2010.
“ESPN 3D continues to provide fans the best in sports and adding coverage from Wimbledon is another example of a marquee event on our network,” said Bryan Burns, vice president, strategic business planning. “ESPN 3D has shown several championships over the course of its’ first year and we are pleased to enter our second year of programming with this outstanding tennis event.”
The ESPN 3D coverage of Wimbledon complements ESPN2’s extensive two-week schedule with more than 100 live hours, beginning Monday, June 20.
The ESPN 3D Wimbledon tennis schedule:
|Fri, July 1||8 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Semifinal #1|
|Sat, July 2||1 a.m.
(Friday, 10 p.m. PT)
|Gentlemen’s Semifinal #2|
|Mon, July 4||7 a.m.||Ladies’ Final|
|9 a.m.||Gentlemen’s Final|
|12 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Semifinal #1 (reair)|
|3 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Semifinal #2 (reair)|
|6 p.m.||Ladies’ Final (reair)|
|8 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Final (reair)|
ESPN 3D has presented several championships this year including the BCS National Championship, the Fiesta Bowl, the BIG EAST basketball tournament and the NBA playoffs and NBA Finals.
About ESPN 3D
ESPN was the first to announce in the United States an exclusive 3D network in January 2010 which was the culmination of more than three years of testing 3D television. ESPN has produced many 3D domestic telecasts in 2010 and 2011, including the BCS National Championship game, the Masters, X Games, multiple college football and basketball games, the State Farm Home Run Derby and more . ESPN has developed best practices for utilizing the technology in live game applications which have provided the ability to streamline workflow operations, adjust 3D camera positioning, perform transmission tests and gauge fan reaction to a 3D telecast versus a traditional telecast. In addition, ESPN utilizes cutting-edge technology located at the ESPN Innovation Lab in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World to continue to develop innovative production enhancements. ESPN 3D is available in the United States to more than 65 million households and has carriage agreements with AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. Sony was named the first official sponsor of the network in January 2010.