It’s no surprise given the current hype level, but there are no less than three 3D programming announcements making the rounds today. Two of the three deal with – surprise! – sporting events.
ESPN 3D, which we’ve heard about before, will produce and air a 3D MLB Home Run Derby on July 12 during the All-Star break. This is but a day after the service officially launches alongside the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (the inaugural game is set to be Mexico/South Africa).
Next up is Sky 3D, which will broadcast a 3D Chelsea vs Manchester United game on April 3. The match is the first of six 3D Premiership matches scheduled to take place this season.
Japan brings up the rear with a non-sporting network that will nevertheless be broadcast in 3D, all the time. It’ll be the second for that tech-savvy nation, with the new one leveraging (marketing buzz word alert) content from the acTVila on-demand service. [acTVila, ESPN, Sky 3D via Engadget]