Comcast announces FIFA 3D coverage

After announcing a deal with ESPN 3D last month to broadcast the 2010 FIFA World Cup in high-definition and 3D, Comcast has released details of its coverage of the event which takes place in South Africa starting June 11. The cable TV provider says they will cover all 64 FIFA World Cup matches (up to 25 in 3D), as well as provide the games On Demand the next day. (Great news for those of us who happen to work during the day.) The tournament will also be broadcast in both Spanish and Portuguese in some markets. ESPN will carry most of the FIFA tournament. while ABC is scheduled to carry several matches, the first being England vs. USA on Saturday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET. What about you? Will you be watching in 3D?

Additional Comcast World Cup coverage includes:

• Live games in SD and HD from ESPN and ABC with closed captioning
• Live games available in Spanish (markets vary) via Univision in SD and HD
• 50 live matches in Portuguese (markets vary) available from ESPN Deportes
• All 64 World Cup matches On Demand next day from ESPN and Univision On Demand at Sports & Fitness > 2010 World Cup
• Complete online offering at Comcast.net/worldcup with:

– Live games online at ESPN3 with six different languages: English, Portuguese, Arabic, German, Japanese and Korean;
– Live games and replays in Spanish from Univision.com;
– News, scores, and recaps in Spanish from Terra.com; and
– A digital calendar feature that reminds viewers of game times, channels and match-ups through Comcast.net/smartzone.

For a full schedule of ESPN/ABC coverage click here.

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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