The BBC has announced plans to broadcast Wimbledon in 3D for the first time.
The broadcaster will use the 125th Wimbledon Championships as a part of an experiment with the emerging technology, broadcasting the women’s and men’s finals live in 3D.
Viewers will need a 3D-ready TV to watch the coverage but will not need to purchase additional receiver or set top box equipment.
Danielle Nagler, the head of BBC HD and 3D, said: “I’m delighted that in this anniversary year we’re bringing UK audiences a new way of getting close to the action on Centre Court. I’m sure that 3D will only add to the drama as the world’s greatest players compete for the championship.”
Paul Davies, BBC executive producer of sport, said: “During our 75 years of televising the Wimbledon Championships the BBC has continually broken new ground in broadcasting techniques. This unique 3D transmission is the latest innovation to bring to life all the tension, drama and excitement on one of the most iconic arenas in the world”.
BBC Vision director George Entwistle added: “We know how much audiences already enjoy the BBC’s Wimbledon television coverage. This is a hugely important experiment for us and I’m pleased that we have the opportunity to show some of our stunning sports coverage to our audiences, in 3D, for free.”
Source: Digital Spy