ESPN To Tee Off 3D Masters Coverage


ESPN's television coverage of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club will include 10 hours of programming in 3D on the ESPN 3D network, with two hours of coverage each day during the tournament's four rounds.

ESPN 3D's live Masters telecasts begin with the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, April 6, from 3-5 p.m. (ET). Stereoscopic coverage of the action will continue on Thursday and Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday's telecasts between 5-7 p.m.

Last April, The Masters became the first major sporting event produced and broadcast in 3D live internationally on television and the Internet. ESPN and Pace produced the 3D coverage, which was ingested at Comcast's Media Center in Denver.  Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts The Masters, signed distribution deals with Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision Systems, Canada's Shaw Communiucations and a pair of European operators to provide the 3D coverage

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