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ESPN
ESPN
3D was an American digital cable and satellite television channel that was owned by ESPN
ESPN
Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network, through its 80% controlling ownership interest) and the Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
(which holds the remaining 20% interest). The channel featured 3D telecasts of sports events that ESPN
ESPN
held broadcast rights,[1][2] and simulcasted live games from other ESPN
ESPN
networks on a semi-regular basis.[clarification needed] History[edit] ESPN
ESPN
3D launched on June 11, 2010 with a 3D broadcast of the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup
between South Africa and Mexico. Other programs broadcast on the channel in its first year included the 2011 BCS National Championship Game and various college football and basketball games. Early programming included 25 matches from the 2010 World Cup and the Summer X Games. Up to 85 live events were shown on the network in 2010.[1] ESPN
ESPN
3D produced 14 games from the National Basketball Association (NBA) during the 2010-11 season, including seven playoff games. The first NBA game broadcast on ESPN
ESPN
3D was a December 17, 2010 match between the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
and the New York Knicks.[3] On June 30, 2011, ESPN
ESPN
announced that ESPN
ESPN
3D would air the first men's semi-finals match of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships live, to be followed by a tape delayed broadcast of the second men's semi-finals. On July 4, 2011, it would also air a recorded broadcast of the ladies' and men's finals.[4] ESPN
ESPN
3D also broadcast all of the games of the 2011 Little League World Series. Originally operating as a part-time service, ESPN
ESPN
3D began broadcasting 24 hours a day on February 14, 2011. ESPN
ESPN
3D was shut down on September 30, 2013, citing "limited viewer adoption of 3D services".[5][6] Carriage[edit] DirecTV, Comcast
Comcast
and AT&T U-verse carried ESPN
ESPN
3D at its launch.[7][8][9] Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable
reached an agreement to carry the channel a few months later[10] and Verizon FiOS
Verizon FiOS
began carrying it in April 2011.[11] On August 1, 2011, during that year's X Games, AT&T U-verse abruptly stopped carrying ESPN
ESPN
3D to its customers, citing high cost and low demand.[12] References[edit]

^ a b " ESPN
ESPN
to unveil 3-D television network in 2010; ESPN
ESPN
3D to show soccer, football, more". ESPN. January 5, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2010.  ^ Baig, Edward C. (January 7, 2010). "2010 could be the year for 3D with 3-dimensional at-home TV". USA Today. Retrieved May 2, 2010.  ^ " ESPN
ESPN
3D Tips Off NBA Action With Heat-Knicks At MSG - Dec. 17 Contest Is First Of 14 Pro Hoops Games On The Network". Multichannel News. October 6, 2010. Archived from the original on October 8, 2010.  ^ " ESPN
ESPN
3D to Broadcast Wimbledon". TV by the Numbers. June 30, 2011.  ^ " ESPN
ESPN
3D to Go Dark On September 30". TVPresictions.com. Retrieved 10 September 2013.  ^ BREAKING: ESPN
ESPN
3D Shutting Down At Year's End TVNewsCheck, June 12, 2013. ^ " DirecTV
DirecTV
Puts On ESPN's 3D Glasses". Multichannel News. March 29, 2010.  ^ " Comcast
Comcast
Inks Carriage Pact For ESPN
ESPN
3D". Multichannel News. May 12, 2010.  ^ " ESPN
ESPN
3D Gains Carriage with AT&T U-Verse". Broadcasting & Cable. June 8, 2010.  ^ Godinez, Victor (September 2, 2010). "Time Warner Cable/Disney reach agreement, ESPN3.com and ESPN
ESPN
3D included". DallasNews.com. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2010.  ^ " ESPN
ESPN
3D Coming To Verizon FiOS
Verizon FiOS
April 5". Multichannel News. March 21, 2011.  ^ "AT&T Abruptly Drops ESPN
ESPN
3D From U-Verse". Engadget. August 1, 2011. 

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