First live 3-D hockey game airs tomorrow

First live 3-D hockey game airs tomorrow

The Rangers vs. Islanders game goes 3-D tomorrow (Image: Jim Frost) 

To the list of societal problems for which the Internet is now responsible (shortened attention spans, the death of journalism, the rise of Sham Wow parodies), we can now add the end of television. For the first time ever, Canadians are spending more time on-line than they do in front of the tube, says a new poll by Ipsos Reid. Though, to be fair, we’re actually watching an hour more of TV than we did last year, in addition to spending an average of 18.1 hours a week on-line. Hollywood faced the same sort of problem when ticket buyers started downloading films for free. Its solution: 3-D movies.

Tomorrow, the first-ever 3-D hockey game (Rangers vs. Islanders) will air in the States; and on Friday, Samsung will release the first 3-D home entertainment system in Canada, which got us thinking. Combining hockey with 3-D effects is the perfect way to get Canadians off-line. We’re sure that’s what James Cameron would do were he running Hockey Night in Canada.

• 3-D Hockey Broadcast Set for March 24 [Market News]
Canadians’ Internet use exceeds TV time [Globe and Mail]
• 3-D TVs coming to Canada [Toronto Life]