The Last Night of the Proms is to be broadcast in 3D for the first time.
The live Royal Albert Hall broadcast on September 8 is part of the BBC’s “summer of 3D” which already sees parts of the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage being broadcast in 3D, including selective live coverage of the finals and reruns of the semi-finals.
Eight specialist cameras are to be used to film the finale to the BBC’s two-month long proms season, one of which is to be place in front of the conductor. A remote camera within the orchestra hopes to give the audience the feeling that they are “in the orchestra, with a 3D view of every individual instrument”.
The BBC is also broadcasting The Olympics opening and closing ceremonies in 3D, as well as the men’s 100m final and daily highlights package. In August BBC One’s Planet Dinosaur is also to get the 3D treatment on the BBC’s HD channel.