Xfinity 3D will be focusing on movies, sports, music and original programing. The first broadcast is expected to be the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames and keeping true to their stated focus, the next scheduled program is a concert from Kings of Leon in Hamburg, Germany.
Comcast has set it goals to bring original content to its viewers ranging in programming to include, Chinese dragon dancing, African safaris, haunted castles, rhythmic gymnastics, and others.
"Whether it is a concert, sporting event or movie, Xfinity 3D brings the best seats in the house right to customers' living rooms," said Marcien Jenckes, senior vice president and general manager of video services for Comcast.
With the launch of Xfinity 3D, Comcast is poised to join the growing ranks of networks (such as ESPN and 3Net a joint collaboration between Discovery channel, Imax, and Sony) to offer 3D programming to its viewers. This falls right in line with the growing trend to offer 3D on demand. Just last month "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and "Monsters vs. Aliens" were shown in 3D format from HBO 3D on demand (launched by Comcast).
This if a strong trend for major companies to offer 3D services. It is in our opinion that this is just the tip of the iceberg for the 3D format. As the technology continues to grow and becomes widely accepted across the board (probably after glasses free 3D is perfected), we will see more companies follow suite.