3D Coverage of London 2012 Olympic Games Confirmed

Obtaining tickets for this years Olympic games in London was notoriously hard, with the vast majority of fans willing to part with the money in exchange for a ticket were left empty handed.

So what’s the next best thing to watching in person?… Watching in HD?… Not this year! Watching in 3D HD via the BBC (and others worldwide) of course.

BBC had previously said that they hoped to cover part of the 2012 London Olympic Games in 3D, and they have now confirmed that they will be. 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.”

Don’t get too excited though, you won’t be able to to view all the games in 3D, but rather select events, as so far the BBC has only confirmed the following. The opening and closing ceremony, the Mens 100m final, and a 3D highlights package at the end of each day.

London Olympic Games 2012 3D

London Olympic Games 2012 3D

As the BBC currently only has two HD channels we belive that they don’t want to show too much 3D content on one of their channels, as it would take coverage away from other events. BBC also announced that they will have up to 24 live video streams via their sport website.

There will be 14 broadcasters including the BBC will be involved in the 3D production, which will use 300 specialized staff. They will use 12 to 14 3D cameras and cover 12 to 14 of the 26 Olympic sports.

NBC have confirmed to the 3D broadcast in the United States, along with a number of broadcasters in Korea, China, Australia, France, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand.

Via Telegraph

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