FA Cup final to be broadcast in 3D thanks to ESPN and Sky 3D

Historic football event to get the 3D treatment

Extra dimensional offering given to upcoming FA Cup final

The upcoming FA Cup final between Manchester City and Stoke City is to be broadcast in 3D as Sky 3D announces it is to air ESPN’s extra dimensional coverage of the historic cup clash.

Already scheduled to be broadcast on ITV and ESPN in the UK, Sky 3D has announced it is to utilise ESPN’s coverage to bring the FA Cup tie to thousands of 3D viewers when the game kicks off at the legendary Wembley venue on May 14th.

Available to watch via Sky 3D, a channel available to all on the Sky World package who tout a 3D capable TV, the extra dimensional offering of the underdog inspiring cup game will also be broadcast to a host of pubs across the UK in all its 3D glory.

"ESPN is extremely proud to have been at the forefront of the development of 3D sports coverage, and are very excited to work with other companies like Sky that are leading the way as well," announced Murray Barnett, vice president , ESPN Media Distribution.

Barnett added: "Sports have proven to be a driver for technology and innovation repeatedly through the years, and that continues today with 3D TV. Bringing ESPN 3D's production of great events like the FA Cup Final the Winter X Games and more to fans on Sky 3D will help showcase the new dimension that technology has made possible."

Building on Barnett’s words John Cassy, Channel Director of Sky 3D added "Sky's 3D story continues at pace. Working with high quality channel partners such as ESPN means that we can continue to extend the choice of high quality 3D content for customers.

Do you already rock a 3D capable TV set in your household that you will be readying for the arrival of 3D FA Cup football on May 14th or will you be seeking out your local 3D capable pub to enjoy the game? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via: TechRadar