Advanced Television

Terrestrial 3D TV for Korea

May 10, 2010

Korea will transmit its first stereoscopic 3D television programmes over terrestrial broadcasting networks on May 19th, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has confirmed.

All four of the country’s land-based television stations – KBS, MBC, SBS and EBS – will participate in the trial services, beginning with the 3D broadcasts of the 2010 Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting on KBS, which precedes the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships next year.

SBS is one of the media companies that will be involved in the global test for 3D television during the FIFA World Cup in June, as it owns the exclusive broadcasting rights for the tournament as well as the live 3D rights. SBS will provide 25 matches in live 3D from June 11th to July 12th. Until then, the KCC will allow three hours of live 3D programmes per day from May 19th to June 10th, and will expand the time slot to match the hours of regular television programming during the World Cup tournament.

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