3D TV Broadcasting begins in 2008.

Those dreadful glasses are on their way back to our TV. On Sat March 8th 2008 the BBC is broadcasting a live rugby union match (England V Scotland) in 3D to a select audience (details). It follows a couple of tests on several US sporting events last year (here).

I suspect that there is little mass-market viability at the end of the day – it’s not new and historically people have never taken to the idea of wearing glasses other than for a bit of a gimmick.

If 3D is to take off, it will most likely be in a different form (not using glasses) and there are some pretty cool devices already out there : see our blog post on other developing 3D technologies here.

A consortium of several 3D companies (the3DFirm) is pushing the latest 3D broadcast technology.

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The equipment used (as shown on the3dfirm’s website)

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3 Responses

  1. fallonp says:

    Here is a video about new 3-D holograms that will allow us to view 3-D objects without wearing 3-D glasses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaocUn-Zug4

  2. Bentos says:

    Even 3D couldn’t have made that game worth watching

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