Verizon outlined earlier this year their plans for 3DTV service for FiOS. With that in mind, they’ve just announced their first 3DTV broadcasts will take place in July, featuring New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners baseball games on the YES Network. The broadcasts will only be available to their New York City metro based customers.
Video providers are lining up their 3DTV plans in the hopes the service will create differentiated opportunities. DirecTV seems to think 3DTV will be a competitive game changer, and cable companies are moving forward as well, hoping their exclusive content offerings may be the difference.
Everyone wants a piece of the 3DTV party, well before we even know if it will be a hit with consumers. Early research suggests it will be quite a while before 3DTV is mainstream, if ever.