DIRECTV 3D Fans Buckle Up for the Ultimate Baseball Road Trip
DIRECTV's Original 3D Program ‘On Deck with Jamie and Mike' Gives
Viewers Unprecedented View of Famous Baseball Stadiums and the Cities
and Fans that Give Them Life, Available Exclusively on n3D™, Powered by
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
For die-hard baseball fans who have never had the chance to visit
Fenway's famous Green Monster, watch a game within "The Friendly
Confines" of Wrigley Field, or eat an original Dodger Dog at Dodger
stadium, DIRECTV is launching the perfect 3D series just for them.
Beginning this Saturday, DIRECTV is giving fans an unprecedented view of
America's national pastime with its new, original 3D series, On Deck
with Jamie and Mike.
On Deck with Jamie and Mike, hosted by two spirited sports
fanatics, Jamie Kaler and Mike Bunin, who are also known for their roles
on TBS' sitcom, My Boys, is giving viewers an in-depth look at
famous ballparks across the country, the cities that house them and the
fans that bring them to life. The series will premiere in 3D on Sept. 24
at 9 p.m. ET/PT and is available exclusively on n3D, Powered by
Panasonic (channel 103). The show will also air in 2D on DIRECTV's
Audience Network (channel 239) beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
"What makes real baseball fans so passionate about the game is so much
more than just the players on the field," said Chris Long, senior vice
president, DIRECTV Entertainment. "It is the smell of the stadium, the
feel of the seats, the taste of the food they have waited all year to
eat and the familiar faces that greet them when they walk through the
gates. On Deck with Jamie and Mike in 3D will bring that same
nostalgia to our 3D baseball fans and give them the best baseball road
trip of their lives without having to get up from their couch."
The featured cities and stadiums will include:
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles - Jamie and Mike visit Dodger
Stadium and announce to all, "It's Time for Dodger Baseball!" Join the
boys as they go Hollywood and try to get on the VIP list.
AT&T Ballpark, San Francisco - Jamie and Mike head to San
Francisco to celebrate Grateful Dead Night at AT&T Ballpark. The
summer of love returns for one night as the boys enjoy some gourmet
food, batting practice from McCovey Cove, and a chilly dip in the bay.
Comerica Park, Detroit - The Motor City rolls out the red
carpet as Jamie and Mike catch a Tigers game at Comerica Park. A
Segway trip around downtown and fireworks from the dugout show why
Detroit is as strong as ever.
Wrigley Field, Chicago - Jamie and Mike take a
behind-the-scenes look at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
Riding on the Cubs trolley, kayaking the Chicago River, and taking
some swings in the cage highlight this magical day with the Cubs.
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia - Jamie and Mike get some
playing time at the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizen's Bank
Park. Grilling cheesesteaks with Tony Luke, hanging with the Philly
Phanatic, and running with "Rocky" highlight their trip to the
birthplace of America.
Fenway Park, Boston - Jamie and Mike "park their car" at Fenway
Park for a wicked awesome day with the Red Sox, which includes
following the Freedom Trail through Historic Boston as they make their
way to the park's Green Monster.
DIRECTV offers more 3D programming than any other television provider in
the country. n3D, powered by Panasonic (Ch.103), the nation's first 24/7
3D network, is available at no additional cost to millions of DIRECTV HD
customers*. n3D offers customers access to exclusive, original 3D
programming such as DIRECTV's award-winning series Guitar Center
Sessions; the 2011 DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl and Guy's
Big Bite in 3D. The 3D programming available both on n3D and DIRECTV
CINEMA™ are all powered by Panasonic. DIRECTV also offers 3net and ESPN
3D as part of its 3D programming platform. For more information on n3D™,
powered by Panasonic, please visit www.DIRECTV.com/3D.
*3DTV and equipment required.
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Jade Ekstedt, 310-964-3429
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