ESPN NBA in 3D TV Schedule: First 3D NBA Telecast: Miami Heat at New York Knicks on Dec. 17

ESPN issued the following press release:

Mark Jones and Jon Barry to Call ESPN 3D’s First NBA Telecast Dec. 17

ESPN 3D Adds Three NBA Regular-Season Games Including Christmas Day Telecast

Mark Jones and analyst Jon Barry will call ESPN 3D’s first NBA telecast – the Miami Heat and its trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh visiting the New York Knicks and Amare Stoudemire – Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. ET.  Jones will be the regular play-by-play voice for NBA games televised on ESPN 3D throughout the season.  The telecast will mark the Heat’s first trip to Madison Square Garden this season. The Heat/Knicks game will also be available on ESPN,, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN Deportes. 

Three NBA Regular-Season Games Added to ESPN 3D Schedule

ESPN 3D has added three NBA telecasts to its eight-game regular season schedule, including a Christmas Day matchup (Dec. 25) featuring the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose at the New York Knicks and Stoudemire at 12 p.m.  The Phoenix Suns and two-time league MVP Steve Nash will also host back-to-back ESPN 3D games in January. They will take on the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant Wednesday, Jan. 5, and the Knicks Friday, Jan. 7 (both games at 10:30 p.m.).

ESPN 3D NBA Schedule

Date Time (ET) Teams
Fri, Dec 17 7 p.m. Miami at New York
Sat, Dec 25 12 p.m. Chicago at New York
Wed, Jan 5 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix
Fri, Jan 7 10:30 p.m. New York at Phoenix
Fri, Jan 14 10:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix
Fri, Jan 21 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver
Fri, Feb 11 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New York
Fri, Feb 25 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando
Fri, March 4 7 p.m. Chicago at Orlando
Wed, March 16 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami
Fri, April 1 8 p.m. Boston at Atlanta
TBD TBD NBA Playoffs (First Round)
TBD TBD NBA Playoffs (First Round)
TBD TBD NBA Playoffs (Conference Semifinals)
TBD TBD Western Conference Finals
TBD TBD Western Conference Finals
TBD TBD Western Conference Finals

ESPN 3D’s upcoming telecasts also include the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 1, and the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 10, as well as Winter X Games beginning on Thursday, Jan. 27.


About ESPN 3D

ESPN was the first to announce in the United States an exclusive 3D network in January 2010 which was the culmination of more than three years of testing 3D television.  ESPN has produced several 3D domestic telecasts in 2010, including: college football, the State Farm Home Run Derby, the Masters, a Harlem Globetrotters game and in 2009 the USC vs. Ohio State college football game. ESPN has developed best practices for utilizing the technology in live game applications which have provided the ability to streamline workflow operations, adjust 3D camera positioning, perform transmission tests and gauge fan reaction to a 3D telecast versus a traditional telecast.  In addition, ESPN utilizes cutting-edge technology located at the ESPN Innovation Lab in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World to continue to develop innovative production enhancements.  ESPN 3D is available in the United States to approximately 62.5 million households and has carriage agreements with AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, DIRECTV and Time Warner Cable. It will launch in 2011 on Verizon FiOS TV.  Sony was named the first official sponsor of the network in January 2010.

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