The BBC has confirmed plans to broadcast selected Wimbledon matches in 3D as part of a two-year trial of the technology, singling out the semi-finals and finals for the extra dimension.
Available to anyone with a 3D TV and access to the BBC’s HD Red Button service the announcement dovetails with the broadcaster’s recent commitment to deliver the most comprehensive digital coverage of the tennis tournament ever.
That promise will see the number of live streams from the event upped from six last year to 10 this year with an additional three streams available through the Red Button for viewers on cable, satellite and digital.
Kim Shillinglaw, Head of BBC 3D, says: “We’re delighted to provide live 3D coverage from the biggest matches of this year’s Wimbledon. Major UK sporting events are a big part of our trials with 3D content and this allows us to build on our work from previous Wimbledon Championships and the London 2012 Olympics.”
Mick Desmond, Commercial Director of the All England Club, says: “We are always looking at ways to improve the Wimbledon experience and the 3D TV trials will allow us to do that by exploring the boundaries of live sporting television.”