Sports media notebook: Versus to air first 3-D telecast

BY MEL BRACHT, Staff Writer, mbracht@opubco.com Modified: November 11, 2010 at 2:48 pm •  Published: November 11, 2010
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Versus plans to air its air first 3-D telecast with the Oregon at Cal football game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will be available on several cable systems, including Cox Communications, which will air the game on channel 899 in Oklahoma. Viewers will need a 3-D capable TV set.

The live 3-D game telecast will feature a separate production crew and equipment from the traditional HD game production. The network will have multiple 3-D cameras placed strategically around the field, giving viewers camera angles not usually seen on 2-D telecasts.

Wayne Larrivee will handle play-by-play duties for the 3-D telecast, working with Erik Kramer and reporter Heidi Androl. Ron Thulin will call the HD telecast, working with Glenn Parker and reporter Lewis Johnson.

The network's first game that day, San Diego State at TCU at 3 p.m., will mark the first time a college football game will use “Versus Vision,” which allows for that game's highlights to be made available on www.VERSUS.com in a 180-degree, user-controlled 3-D experience.

SHORT TAKES

* ESPN's top NBA broadcast team of Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, along with reporter Lisa Salters, will be in Oklahoma City tonight to call the Blazers-Thunder telecast at 8:30 p.m.

* Oklahoma State gets primetime exposure at Texas at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Heather Cox will call the game for ABC.



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