Sony has selected Arqiva as its technology partner for the live global 3D distribution of the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championships to worldwide cinemas. This will be the first time the tournament has been transmitted live to cinemas or seen in HD 3D. Four key matches will be transmitted – the men’s semi-finals, the women’s final and the men’s final.
Working closely with Sony and their theatrical distribution partners Supervision Media, Arqiva will provide the complete global transmission chain via Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Satellite Distribution System including SNG, teleport services and satellite capacity. Arqiva’s Digital Cinema platform on IS-905 will electronically distribute Sony’s feed to European cinemas with multiple international satellites used to reach 3D capable cinemas around the globe.