BBC have announced today that they are to trial broadcasting some of the Olympic Events in 3D this summer. Back in June 2010 Full Twist told you about this rumour which has now become true. However, we may not be seeing gymnastics or diving in 3D just yet. The BBC plans to show the below events on their HD Channel, which will be The free-to-air broadcast and 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.
- The Opening Ceremony
- The Closing Ceremony
- The Men’s 100m final
- A highlights package at the end of each day
Other possible events to be broadcast have not been listed yet.
Kim Shillinglaw, Head of BBC 3D, says:
“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.”
Watching the Men’s 100m final in 3D could really be something. I wonder will cinema’s try to cash in on this. Some premiership football matches were aired in 3D last year, although I don’t know how that fared out with fans. What are your thoughts? Can you imagine watching Beth Tweddle on the Uneven Bars in 3d?