BBC to broadcast Wimbledon in 3D


For the first time in their history the BBC will show the Wimbledon men's and ladies semi-finals and finals live in 3D.                                            

This will be available to viewers with access to a 3D TV set and to the BBC's HD Red Button channel on certain platforms.   

Kim Shillinglaw, head of BBC 3D, expressed her delight at the news. She told the BBC: "Major UK sporting events are a big part of our trials with 3D content and this allows us to build on our work from previous Wimbledon's and the London 2012 Olympics."                  

Line-calls decided by Hawk-eyes and graphics will also be shown in 3D.                

In the latter stages of the tournament the inclusion of Six 3D cameras will help broadcast enhanced action at SW19.                                                                        

This coverage fits into the BBC's two-year trial of producing and distributing 3D content.

Wimbledon 3D will be available on the BBC Red Button HD channel on the following platforms:

•Freeview HD (channel 303)

•Virgin Media (channel 994)

•Freesat (channel 980)

•Youview (channel 303)

Thursday, 4 July
1300-2000, Ladies' semi-finals - 3D

Friday 5 July
1300-2000, Men's semi-finals - 3D

Saturday, 6 July
1400-1755 Ladies final - 3D

Sunday, 7 July
1400-1800 Men's final - 3D


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