Last night’s broadcast of NHL hockey in 3D on the MSG network has been declared a success by the network, reports B&C.
The game — the New York Rangers vs. the New York Islanders — was the first live 3D sports telecast on cable.
MSG Media President Mike Bair told B&C, "This will be the future of sports television."
While MSG estimates that maybe a handful of people saw the game on 3D TV sets that became available two weeks ago, over 2,500 excited fans watched the game in the Theater at Madison Square Garden using 3D glasses, paying $20 each for their seats.
Bair said viewing parties like this might be an excellent business in the short term, as many Rangers and Knicks games are already sold out.