BBC to Trial Some London 2012 Events in 3D

February 16, 2012

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has revealed it will broadcast some live 3D coverage to homes across the UK as part of a 3D trial during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The trial coverage will be broadcast via the BBC’s HD Channel and will include the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and the Men’s 100m final.

The 3D free-to-air broadcast will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and to HD channels, regardless of which digital TV provider they use.

Kim Shillinglaw, Head of BBC 3D, said: “We have always said we believe some of 2012 should be captured in 3D, and we’re delighted to confirm our offer to audiences in the UK, providing them with a new way of getting close to some of the key moments from the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

As the UK’s host nation broadcaster for the London 2012 Olympic Games the BBC will have live sport coverage from every venue across BBC One, BBC Three, BBC Sport website, BBC Red Button, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Mobile.

The schedule for TV and BBC Red Button has yet to be confirmed and will be released nearer to the Games.

by Ismail Uddin