Verizon FiOS Picks Up ESPN 3D


As a Cox Cable subscriber, I have yet another group of people to be jealous of Cry. Verizon FiOS customers will join Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-verse when they begin receiving ESPN 3D on April 5th. This comes just in time for the Master’s golf tournament and the NBA playoffs.

FiOS customers must subscribe to the Ultimate HD package or pay an additional $9.99 per month in order to receive the channel.

Verizon’s FiOS TV is set launch ESPN 3D on April 5, ahead of the Masters golf tournament and the National Basketball Association playoffs, although still relatively few sports fans have the requisite 3D gear to watch it.

With the addition of Verizon, ESPN 3D is available to some 62.5 million U.S. households through carriage agreements with Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-verse. However, the number of households with 3D-enabled TV sets that can render the three-dimensional programming is somewhere around 1 million.

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