Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has commenced its first live 3D transmissions in the Nordic region â€“providing the “Panasonic 3D experience” with live coverage by Eurosport of Roland-Garros, the French Open tennis tournament, which runs from May 24th to June 6th. This first Nordic 3D transmission is the result of co-operation between Nordic pay-television operator Canal Digital, leading European sports broadcaster Eurosport and global consumer-electronics manufacturer Panasonic.
Eurosport is broadcasting Roland Garros live in both standard- and high-definition across 58 European markets and has launched an extra Eurosport channel to transmit live 3D broadcasts from the centre court of Roland-Garros via the THOR 6 satellite at 1 degree West. Telenor Satellite Broadcasting will turn around the signal from Paris and uplink to THOR 6 for distribution in the Nordic territories.
The Eurosport 3DTV signal on THOR 6 is encrypted and will be made available only to a closed group.