Wednesday, June 01, 2011

ESPN 3D gets some Wimbledon

From ESPN -

ESPN 3D to Televise Select Wimbledon Matches

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.

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