• ESPN Thanks Sony For ESPN 3D Help, Says ‘People Who See 3D Can’t Get Enough Of It’

    Without Sony‘s support ESPN “probably would not have launched” ESPN 3D. So said Bryan Burns, Vice-President of ESPN, at IFA earlier today. Burns, talking before a reasonably crowded auditorium, reiterated ESPN’s commitment to 3D sports broadcasting while fully recognizing what we’ve all been going on about for months now: nobody’s going to buy an expensive… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Gets Live Sports In HD From ESPN. Canceling My Cable In 5, 4, 3…

    Xbox 360 Gets Live Sports In HD From ESPN. Canceling My Cable In 5, 4, 3…

    Everyone is busy talking about Microsoft Kinect (the project formerly known as Natal), but to me, some much bigger news just dropped at E3 from Microsoft: ESPN live sports access. Simply put: this was the only thing holding me back from completely canceling my cable subscription. As soon as this goes live, I’m done with cable forever. No, this live sporting access won’t be… Read More

  • Kudos to ESPN's World Cup live stream

    Here’s a slight update to my World Cup “all you need to know” post from yesterday. I completely forgot to mention that is streaming all the games live and totally for free. No need to mess around with shady P2P streams. Read More

  • Good news: Comcast will have ESPN 3D in time for the World Cup

    Comcast, America’s worst company, just announced that it will have indeed have ESPN 3D in time for this year’s World Cup. Comcast is the first cable provider to commit to carrying the network (while DirecTV announced the same thing several weeks ago). Read More

  • DirecTV will launch 3D capability in June, including ESPN 3D

    DirecTV will be among the first television providers to offer ESPN 3D. The channel launches this June, and DirecTV will place it alongside two other 3D channels, a 24/7 pay-per-view channel and a movies on-demand channel. Read More

  • ESPN launching 3D network in June

    ESPN has long been the leader in live HDTV and the network is about to stay ahead of the curve yet again by launching its own 3D network early this summer. But this network is just a test and ESPN is only committing to it through June 2011. So if you really want your kids growing up watching live 3D events, you better support ESPN’s effort. Read More

  • The Champions League final will be in HD on ESPNHD today

    Good news, sports fans in the U.S.! It looks like ESPN will broadcast today’s Champions League final in HD on ESPNHD. Well, at least according to the schedule on its Web site. Why the network didn’t bother showing the whole tournament in HD when UEFA provides an HD feed, I don’t know. Read More

  • Will Verizon's New Three-Cent Hike Kill SMS Services?

    On Friday, word got out that come November 1 Verizon Wireless plans to tack on an extra 3-cent charge for every SMS message sent by Web information services to any of its mobile subscribers. That hike will be on top of the 20 cents per message that Verizon subscribers already pay (even those with “unlimited” plans). Thus, in one fell swoop, Verizon is attempting to boost its… Read More

  • ESPN intros first Blu-ray title, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

    ESPN has been a leader in the high-def field from the start and is now bringing the networks telefim, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, out on Blu-ray. This title marks ESPN’s first Blu-ray publication when it launches on November 11 with a MSRP of $34.95. The Disney-owned station is obviously the leader in high-def sports so hopefully it’s only a matter of time ’till we can… Read More

  • ESPN Helps The Active Network Raise $80 Million More

    The Active Network, a network of sites focused on getting people involved in sports and other activities, has raised an additional $80 million in a Series F round led by ESPN and joined by Canaan Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Performance Equity Partners. Read More

  • Heads up; ESPN U HD launches this week

    Announced last year, ESPN U’s inaugural high-def broadcast is this Thursday with a Vanderbilt and Miami of Ohio football game. Now of course your availability depends on your carrier but hopefully fans will have the channel by the 7:30 start. This station marks ESPN’s fourth high-def channel launching after ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNews. HD owners have came to expect high-def… Read More