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Panasonic Announces US Open Tennis Sweepstakes
US Consumers Can Enter for Chance to Win a Dream Weekend Trip for Two to the 2011 US Open Finals and a Panasonic VIERA Full HD 3D TV and Home Theater System
SECAUCUS, N.J., July 12, 2011 — Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Full HD 3D(1) technology and the official 3D HDTV sponsor of the US Open, announced the kickoff of the Panasonic Experience Amazing Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, which is now underway and runs through August 6, 2011, will award one US consumer a grand prize trip for two to the 2011 US Open finals weekend at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York and a Panasonic Full HD 3D Home Entertainment System including a VIERA Full HD 3D Plasma TV(2).
Consumers can enter to win the sweepstakes, which runs now through August 6, 2011, by visiting www.panasonic.com/USOpenVIPSweeps.
The grand prize winner will receive a four-day / three night trip for two to New York, tickets to the US Open men’s singles semifinals and women’s singles final on Saturday, September 10 and the men’s singles final on Sunday, September 11 as well as a Panasonic Full HD 3D Home Entertainment System which includes a VIERA GT30 50-inch class (49.9 diagonal inches) Full HD 3D Plasma TV (TC-P50GT30), a Panasonic 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System (SC-BTT770) and two pairs of Panasonic Active Shutter 3D Eyewear (TY-EW3D10U).
“For two weeks every year, the sporting world and tennis fans worldwide turn their attention to the courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York for one of the most unique and exciting events in sports, the US Open,” said Shiro Kitajima, president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “As a proud sponsor of the US Open, Panasonic wants to give one lucky consumer the opportunity to experience the excitement of a US Open final in person. And for those that can’t be courtside, as a worldwide leader in 3D and high definition technology, we are proud to create products that can deliver the stunning action of the US Open right into your living room in Full HD 3D and 2D with a picture quality that is truly the next best thing to being there live.”
In 2010, Panasonic partnered with DIRECTV and CBS Sports to deliver the first-ever 3D broadcasts of US Open matches including the men’s and women’s singles finals. The Panasonic Experience Amazing Sweepstakes is the first of many exciting consumer promotions and initiatives that will be launched by Panasonic surrounding the 2011 US Open. Details on additional promotions and initiatives will be announced at a later date.
About Panasonic 3D Technology
Panasonic’s range of Full HD 3D VIERA® Plasma HDTVs (VT30, GT30, ST30 Series), when coupled with Panasonic’s 3D Blu-ray Disc players (DMP-BDT110, DMP-BDT210, DMP- BDT310), and 3D Blu-ray home theater systems (DMP-BTT370, DMP-BTT770) bring a new era of immersive visual entertainment into consumers’ homes(3), by creating a 3D experience that easily rivals the best that can be seen in cinemas. For more information on Panasonic’s Full HD 3D technology, visit www.panasonic.com/3D.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company:
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com.
About the USTA
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with 750,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 90-plus Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., is a minority owner and promotional partner of World TeamTennis, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, provides financial support for disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.
(1) Panasonic “Full HD 3D” is defined as follows:
• compatible with 1080p 3D signal
• panel has native resolution of 1920x1080p display
• depending upon the model, different 3D signal processing is used
(2) No Purchase Necessary to enter or win. Begins 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 7/10/11. Ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 8/6/11. Open to legal residents of 50 US and DC, 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Panasonic Corporation of North America. For Official Rules visit www.panasonic.com/USOpenVIPSweeps.
(3) Current 3D content will be limited and may include certain Blu-ray Disc titles and satellite programming. Additional equipment and/or subscription fees may apply. 3D Blu-ray Disc player (sold separately) is required to view 3D Blu-ray Disc content and Active Shutter 3D Eyewear (sold separately) is required to view all 3D content.