Scoop: Australia to get free to air Olympics in 3D!

I’ve just been on the telephone to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to ask about whether the 2012 London Olympics, which is being filmed in 3D (using Panasonic equipment, so says Panasonic) will be available on free to air in Australia.

It turns out that ACMA will be issuing a press release within hours, but that I have the scoop. Yes, it is happening and will be on Channel 9.

Word to come later (today, I’m hoping) on any conditions, and whether it will include regional Australia (such as here in Canberra).

Update (twenty minutes later): Wondering how 3D TV works and what you need for it? Well, you need a 3D display, and a HDTV receiver with MPEG4 support. That’s it.

As to how it works: I’ve uploaded my previous Sound and Image article on that here (also accessible from the ‘Articles’ menu item above): How 3D TV Works

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