We had already learned a bit about ESPN 3D's summer schedule including X Games 17, but now that the NBA Finals are over, it's announced even more events as it moves into its second year of existence. VP Bryan Burns says we can expect 20 college football games to be aired in 3D this fall, up from 11 last year, including the BCS National Championship just like last season. also on the schedule is the MLB Home Run Derby (again) on July 11, some World Football Challenge soccer matches and a slew of Little League World Series games in August. As much as we enjoy watching the Danny Almontes and Terrelle Pryors of the world, we're all about the amateur sports, but it's been a year -- queue up some pro football and regular season baseball ESPN.

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ESPN 3D Announces Return of State Farm Home Run Derby, College Football to Schedule
Posted by Colleen Lynch • June 14, 2011 • Printer-friendly

June 14, 2011

ESPN 3D Announces Return of State Farm Home Run Derby, College Football to Schedule

Also Adds Two World Football Challenge Games and Coverage of Little League World Series

ESPN 3D will again air the State Farm Home Run Derby and increase the number of college football games presented on the network in its second year. In addition, 17 games of the Little League World Series have been added to the schedule for August as well as two upcoming World Football Challenge games in mid-July.

"It's an exciting time for ESPN 3D as it enters its second year of providing compelling action of some of the biggest sporting events," said Bryan Burns, vice president, strategic business planning. "Our programming continues to evolve and grow. Last year we presented 11 regular season college football games and this fall we will have 20 regular season games plus six bowl games, including The Allstate BCS National Championship. Information concerning games and dates will be available later this summer."

New programming added to the ESPN 3D schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event
Mon. July 11 8 p.m. State Farm Home Run Derby
Sat. July 16 10 p.m. World Football Challenge: LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid
Wed. July 20 11 p.m. World Football Challenge: Real Madrid vs. Chivas Guadalajara
Thurs. Aug. 18 3 p.m. Little League World Series – Opening Round
8 p.m. Little League World Series – Opening Round
Fri. Aug. 19 3 p.m. Little League World Series – Opening Round
8 p.m. Little League World Series – Opening Round
Sat. Aug. 20 8 p.m. Little League World Series – Elimination Game
Sun. Aug. 21 8 p.m. Little League World Series – International Game
Mon. Aug. 22 12 p.m. Little League World Series – Consolation Game
4 p.m. Little League World Series – U.S. Game
8 p.m. Little League World Series – U.S. Game
Tues. Aug. 23 1 p.m. Little League World Series – Consolation Game
4 p.m. Little League World Series – Elimination Game
8 p.m. Little League World Series – Elimination Game
Wed. Aug. 24 4 p.m. Little League World Series – International Game
8 p.m. Little League World Series – U.S. Game
Thurs. Aug 25 4 p.m. Little League World Series – International Game
8 p.m. Little League World Series – U.S. Game
Sat. Aug. 28 11 a.m. Little League World Series – Third Place Game
Earlier this month ESPN 3D announced it will televise the Gentlemen's semifinals and the Finals of both the Ladies' and Gentlemen's draws from The Championships: Wimbledon tennis action from the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in London on Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4. The four matches will be the first 3D tennis televised by the network which launched June 2010.

Also, ESPN 3D will telecast five nights of live boxing throughout the summer starting on June 24 when Friday Night Fights will be featured on the network at 9 p.m. with matches originating from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. For additional information, click here.

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 many 3D domestic telecasts in 2010 and 2011, including the BCS National Championship game, the Masters, X Games, multiple college football and basketball games, the State Farm Home Run Derby and more . 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 more than 65 million households and has carriage agreements with AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. Sony was named the first official sponsor of the network in January 2010.

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