Verizon FiOS TV customers throughout New York state and northern New Jersey have an opportunity this weekend to see the first Major League Baseball 3D telecasts -- the YES Network's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners games on July l0 (10 p.m. ET) and July 11 (4 p.m. ET). As previously announced, Verizon will make the 3D telecasts available to FiOS TV customers in the region who have 3D TV sets, 3D glasses and a high-definition set-top box.
"The YES Network's 3D offering is just the latest way in which Verizon continues to enhance the value that FiOS TV offers today's consumer, with the best in HD entertainment, industry-leading video on demand, and interactive applications that cable can't match," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "We are committed to bringing our customers a consistently high-quality TV experience with the best programming available over the country's only all-fiber network. And there's so much more yet to come, with new programming, applications and other enhancements that only FiOS can deliver."
The two YES Network games will be available to FiOS TV customers on channel 575. Verizon plans to announce additional 3D broadcasts and is currently developing a formal 3D offering that will be available in time for the winter holiday-shopping season, when 3D television sales are expected to spike.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 565 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels and 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
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