Comcast’s Xfinity 3-D channel will make its debut this Sunday with an NHL game and a concert.
Comcast will broadcast the puck dropping in all of its 3-D glory during the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic outdoors game between the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames, followed by the MTV World Stage Kings of Leon concert from Hamburg, Germany.
Comcast didn’t say how many hours of 3-D content it would have available, but it said the programming would include movies documenting African safaris, haunted castles, the depths of the ocean, the surface of the sun, the age of dinosaurs and more, along with original programming.
Last month, Comcast launched HBO 3-D on-demand, and it broadcast the first live, national 3-D sporting event last year with the Masters Golf Tournament. Comcast also carries ESPN 3-D.
Comcast said there have been more than 1 million 3-D views in on-demand since the Masters Golf tournament in April. Other 3-D programming from Comcast has included the 2010 FIFA World Cup, college football games and a Nascar race.
On the 3-D front, Comcast is playing catch-up to DirecTV, which launched its own 3-D channel last summer.