BBC to serve Wimbledon finals in 3D
The BBC will broadcast the 2011 Wimbledon tennis tournament finals in 3D.
The two singles finals will be broadcast in 3D on Saturday, 2 July and Sunday, 3 July through Freeview, Freesat, Virgin and Sky, all of which show BBC HD.
Viewers will need a 3D TV, of course, but seemingly no special reception hardware. Don't have a suitable telly? Then watch the tournament in 2D on BBC One HD, the Corporation said.
The 3D footage is being shot by Sony in co-operation with the BBC - a partnership announced in February , though at the time it wasn't revealed that Auntie would also be broadcasting any of the matches itself.
The BBC described the Wimbledon broadcast as "one of a small number of 3D TV editorial experiments" it is undertaking to test the tech and gauge demand for it.
The Corporation has said it won't establish a 3D channel until mid-2012  at the earliest, if at all. ®