Sky broadcasts live 3D pop concert
Keane as mustard on 3DTV
Sky claims to have become the first broadcaster to have successfully televised an event in 3D using a domestic 3D-ready TV.
Last night, Sky filmed popular beat combo Keane performing a gig in London’s Abbey Road studios using 3D camera equipment. The pictures were beamed by satellite to a nearby Sky+ HD box connected to a 46in 3D-Ready Hyundai TV and shown to a group of invited guests.
Sky also transmitted the gig live over the internet, allowing the band’s fans to watch along online using traditional red and green specs. The broadcast was also shown on the big screen at a local cinema.
Unfortunately, Sky’s been quick to point out that the broadcast doesn’t signal its impending launch of a nationwide 3D TV service.
The gig was simply “another stage [in] Sky’s ongoing research and development into the technical possibilities and potential for 3DTV in the UK”, the broadcaster said.
Sky has previously told Register Hardware that content availability, rather than technical issues, is what’s holding back a UK 3D TV service.
But Gerry O’Sullivan, Sky’s Director of Strategic Product Development, added that the 3D Keane gig “confirmed that arts programming is another genre which has the potential to benefit from 3D”. ®
Red and green?
Keane website said red and blue! No wonder my home made glasses (whiteboard marker pens used to colour in my lenses on my glasses) didn't work! lol.
Screw the arts programming...
BRING ON THE PORN!
I'll be in the pub till that happens.
Still just don't get why they think we need a 3D TV service.
There are far more things Sky need to sort out with their existing service than waste time and money on what is still a gimmick decades after it's heyday, no matter how many times the industry tries 3D.
When we get holographic 3D projection or similar that gives us a true 3D experience without needing glasses, then maybe 3D might be worth bothering about, but that's decades or more away.
I wanna see morning musume in my room in 3d >.<