updated 09:50 pm EST, Fri February 17, 2012
Networks may offer taste of 3D viewing experience
British residents will soon be getting the 3D experience broadcast into their homes. The BBC has announced that it will offer limited coverage of the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London in 3D. Sky, another British content provider, has disclosed that it may show some of the auto races covered by its new Formula One channel using the technology.
The 3D broadcasting of the Olympics will be part of the BBC's experimental trial of the technology. 3D coverage will be limited to the opening ceremony, the men's 100m track final, the closing ceremony, and a nightly highlights program.
Sky is launching its new Formula One channel in the UK on March 9. Sky's executive producer of the sports channel, Martin Turner, has indicated that at some point in the not too distant future, he hopes to be able to capture the races in 3D. To do so, several obstacles must be overcome.
The first is practical. There are only a few events on the world circuit where Sky could take their cameras, set up, record and and then broadcast. The second is logistical. For many of the races, rather than capturing the action first hand, Sky uses feeds of the action that are provided to it by the Formula One franchise. [Olympics and Formula One via Pocket-lint]