BBC unveils “summer of 3D”

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The Last Night of the Proms is to be broadcast in 3D for the first time. The live Royal Albert Hall broadcast on September 8th is part of a promised “summer of 3D” on the BBC which will also include the first three-dimensional take on BBC1’s Planet Dinosaur.

The finale to the BBC’s two-month proms season will be given an extra dimension courtesy of eight specialist cameras including one in front of the conductor. A remote camera within the orchestra promises to give audiences the feeling that they are “actually in the orchestra, with a 3D view of every individual instrument”.

Planet Dinosaur will air in August, with the shows broadcast in 3D on the BBC’s HD channel, part of a two-year 3D trial.

Parts of the BBC’s Wimbledon’s coverage will also be broadcast in 3D, including selective live coverage of the finals and reruns of the semi-finals.

Additionally the Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast in 3D, as well as the men’s 100m final and a daily highlights package.


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