Since we last checked in, the YES Network has expanded the networks with the first 3D MLB broadcasts as the Yankees play the Mariners this weekend. Verizon had previously mentioned it would have 3D baseball on FiOS, while Multichannel News says Blue Ridge Communications, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Service Electric Broadband Cable and Time Warner Cable will all make the games available on July 10 and 11. Besides these special events, FiOS says it's continuing to prepare a full 3D offering for the winter holiday shopping season, when it figure more customers may find new 3D-capable HDTVs and glasses under the tree, but for now subscribers can catch the game on channel 575. Cox lists channel 784 in its press release, and encourages interested fans to stop by the Manchester or Meriden Best Buy stores to check out the games. Left coasters aren't left out either, besides DirecTV, they can catch 3D games on FSN NW on Comcast and Time Warner Cable, while the network is apparently still discussing expanding to other operators.



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Verizon Hits Home Run for FiOS TV Customers in New York and Northern New Jersey With First Major League Baseball 3D Telecasts

Verizon Offering YES Network's Yankees-Mariners Games in 3D on July 10 and 11


NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.




Cox Communications Offers Customers Yankees vs. Mariners Games in 3D

First Baseball Games to be Broadcast in 3D will Air July 10 and 11 via YES Network 3D


MANCHESTER, Conn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11, Cox Communications will broadcast the first Major League Baseball games in 3D between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners. The games will air via YES Network 3D in Manchester and Meriden, Connecticut on channel 784.

Subscribers with 3DTVs will be able to watch the Yankees games live at 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday and 4:10 p.m. ET via YES 3D on Sunday. Those without 3DTVs at home can visit the Best Buy stores in Manchester or Meriden during business hours on Sunday, July 11. Best Buy will be re-airing Saturday's 3D Yankees game from opening to 4:00 p.m., leading up to the live coverage of Sunday's contest at 4:10.

"Cox is excited to offer our customers this unique viewing opportunity, and we also feel privileged to host anyone interested in checking out the 3D Yankees experience through our great partnership with Best Buy," said Roger Sokolosky, vice president of sales, Cox New England. "YES is providing baseball coverage like no one has seen before."

Cox customers will need a 3D television and an HD or HD/DVR receiver to access the Yankees on YES 3D. The TV manufacturer's specified 3D glasses will also be required to view the content in 3D. The receiver must be connected to the 3DTV with an HDMI cable. Those customers will then be required to tune to channel 784, and change the setting on their 3DTV to "3D format" or "3D mode."

Earlier this year, Cox broadcast the Masters Tournament in 3D with live four-day coverage of the event. YES Network is the official channel of the New York Yankees.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, it serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For six years, the company has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, it has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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