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BBC confirms live 3D Olympics

February 16, 2012

The BBC has confirmed it will broadcast some live 3D coverage as part of a 3D trial during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The trial coverage will be broadcast via the BBC’s HD Channel and will include the opening and closing ceremonies, the men’s 100m final and a highlights package at the end of each day.

The free-to-air broadcast of these events in 3D will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and to HD Channels, regardless of which digital TV provider they use.

Kim Shillinglaw, Head of BBC 3D, says: “We have always said we believe some of 2012 should be captured in 3D, and we’re delighted to confirm our offer to audiences in the UK, providing them with a new way of getting close to some of the key moments from the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

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