The BBC has plans to screen the summer Olympics next year in 3D, as organizers of the sporting spectacle that happens every four years intend to carry out up to 10 hours of coverage each day in the added dimension. London’s 2012 Olympics will achieve a string of firsts, among them being the first Olympics that will be broadcast live in 3D, according to Panasonic as a pool of global broadcasters are already being sought to help make that dream come true. To date, 14 have agreed in principle, but expect more to join the bandwagon in the coming weeks.
Over 40 venues will receive the 3D treatment, including the opening and closing ceremonies with over a dozen 12 sports – where some of them will be featuring 3D coverage for the very first time. Panasonic will deliver all relevant 3D equipment ranging from camcorders to TV monitors as well as a technical team for live 3D TV production at London 2012.
This is definitely a step up from the Beijing 2008 Olympics that was covered in High Definition – makes me wonder just what kind of new visual technology will be pushed at the 2016 Olympics.