11/03/2013 - Must See HDTV (March 11th - 17th)
This week is surprisingly 3D heavy, with basketball tournament action on ESPN and a pair of movies (Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians) on Blu-ray, but a blast from the past has caught our eye. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.
Australian Grand Prix
Formula 1 is finally back, and for the first time in the US, on NBC Sports. We'll have to wait and see if their presentation can match or surpass what we've been used to from Fox / Speed, but a just released broadcast schedule that shows every race airing live is a great start.
(March 17th, NBC Sports Network, 1:30AM)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
For its 25th anniversary this pioneering live action / animated combo is coming to Blu-ray. Besides the movie starring Bob Hoskins as toon-hating detective Eddie Valiant, it also packs three restored Roger Rabbit shorts -- our nostalgia will not allow us to pass on this one.
($16.99 on Amazon)
Gamers yearning for the promise of more than just ESPN 3 on the Xbox 360 have finally gotten what they've been waiting for. As of today, WatchESPN has landed for Xbox Live Gold Members, packing live network programming through channels including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line / Buzzer Beater. In order to take advantage of the app on Ballmer and Co.'s gaming box, you'll need service from a cable provider that offers WatchESPN. Those who're content with only ESPN 3 will still just need an Xbox Live Gold subscription and an internet connection from an "affiliated provider." Along with live content, the app also brings split screen channel viewing, game reminders, a personalized "My Sports" section and more. According to Microsoft's Major Nelson, an Xbox SmartGlass companion experience for ESPN, NBA and SportsPicks will be available come December. For those eager to spend some quality time with Sports Center and Mike an Mike in the Morning, look out below for more details in the press release.
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03/07/2012 - Must See HDTV (July 2nd - 8th)
UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II
This weekend Chael Sonnen gets his wish. Most of our wishes don't include being locked in a cage with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but it's the only way for Sonnen to take the belt he's been chasing for the last few years, including a loss in their first title fight in 2010. While we'll be interested to see if the "best fighter on the planet" Silva can extend his 14-fight winning streak, that's not the only fight on the card as Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin square off for the third time as light heavyweights. Plus, unlike other sports, UFC isn't purely tied to subscription pay-TV, so you can watch on YouTube, Roku, Xbox 360, PC or mobile device if you'd like. Check out a video preview for the fight embedded after the break.
(July 7th, PPV, 10PM ET)
Tour de France
Cycling's biggest race is going on all month on
Versus, oops, we mean NBC Sports Network / NBC. While we usually try to avoid getting up early for anything other than Formula 1, fans of the sport can get their stage action at 8AM daily (with a few exceptions). Epic hillclimbs, peloton crashes, inevitable accusations of doping, what's not to love?
(All week, NBC Sports Network / NBC)
Completing the sports trifecta for this week's highlights, Wimbledon action continues after the early rounds last week. Also broadcasting from Europe, Wimbledon is bringing a morning and daytime schedule finishing up with the men's and women's finals on Saturday and Sunday. ESPN has locked up the entire schedule and will be broadcasting it live, including on ESPN 3D.
(All week, ESPN / ESPN 3D)
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05/11/2010 - ESPN Announces Results of Comprehensive 3D Study
23/08/2010 - MSG Varsity launch in HD & ESPN RISE football kickoff ensure future Uncle Rico's moment in HD
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27/07/2010 - ESPN lays out X Games 16 coverage via online, HD & 3D formats, including in-car 3D cams
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17/08/2009 - X-Games 3D the Movie debuts August 21
11/04/2009 - Verizon's FiOS TV expansions: April 11, 2009
Read - Verizon and ESPN360.com Bring High-Powered European Soccer League Playoffs to American Online Audience
Read - Verizon Statement on FCC Broadband Plan
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ESPN Fantasy Football widget comes to Verizon's FiOS TV originally appeared on Engadget HD on Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
26/06/2008 - NFL Network to become ESPN 8, THE "OCHO"?
22/06/2008 - ESPN and NFL Network, working on a deal
19/06/2008 - ESPN Ultimate Remote gets reviewed, panned
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Filed under: RemotesUltimate Remote is finally available, and rapidly making its way into the awaiting, Cheeto-stained fingertips of a couch potato near you. It still costs $300, and with a good number of laptops retailing for that price these days, it's certainly hard to justify, but forget all that... who on earth thought this packaging was a good idea? It kind of looks like a dumbell, but not. We're really at a loss for words here. It's almost like ESPN wants to fail.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
22/05/2008 - ESPN's Ultimate Remote in the wild
Filed under: RemotesUltimate Remotes built by tvCompass for ESPN. They found the built-in episode guide to be quite nice, and the potential for content partnerships beyond the existing ESPN sports content "limitless." So, $300 worth of limitless? Time shall tell.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments