bbc to show some olympic 2012 events in 3d

The BBC’s Director of London 2012, Roger Mosey, has revealed the plans for a “3D experiment” at the Olympic Games this summer. The BBC will intend to broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies, the men’s 100m final, and nightly highlights in 3D.

Roger Mosey, the BBC’s director of London 2012 said:

We’ve chosen these events partly because they mark the pinnacles of the Games but also to minimise the loss of HD that is a consequence of our 3D service. The format of transmission across BBC One, BBC One HD and the BBC HD Channel will emulate that of the Wimbledon coverage. However, will such a huge range of sports to cover the BBC are mindful of narrowing the choice available to viewers. The selected 3D events have therefore been specifically chosen to minimise competition from others. The aim, then, is to showcase 3D for the biggest moments but to preserve choice in a world of conflicting demands.

With not long to go, let’s hope they get it right.

Source: BBC Roger Mosey’s Blog