Want to know how things are going? Check @bjdraw on Twitter for live updates on the 3D broadcast straight from ESPN's headquarters in Bristol.
Update: We've confirmed with Comcast that the suddenly restrictive cable box requirements are because ESPN 3D (and future 3D content) is being transmitted in the MPEG-4 format, instead of older MPEG-2 compression. That should ease up any bandwidth concerns, but unfortunately means most people will need to swap their cable box to get the new channel. Is living in the future fun yet?
Comcast information on set-top box requirements, and channel listings:
Customers will need a Comcast set top box capable of receiving content in MPEG4 format to enjoy ESPN 3D and additional 3D content offered in the future. Carrying 3D content in MPEG4 format allows for greater efficiency with our network capacity, and will allow us to add even more 3D content going forward, both for linear channels and OnDemand content.
What channel will ESPN3D be broadcast on?
ESPN3D will be broadcast on different channels, depending on where you live. The list below shows which channel ESPN3D will be broadcast on in your area.
Eastern U.S. (Washington D.C., PA, NJ, VA): Channel 980
Northern U.S. (MA, ME, IL, MI, CT, NH): Channel 334
Northern U.S. (Indiana, except Kokomo (334)): Channel 1603
Southern U.S. (GA, FL, TX, AL): Channel 790
Western U.S. (CA, WA, OR, CO, NM, AZ): Channel 898