BBC may broadcast 2012 Olympics in 3D

Following on from all the 3D tech we saw at IFA last week, the BBC is hopping on the bandwagon with the announcement it could screen some of the 2012

Following on from all the 3D tech we saw at IFA last week, the BBC is hopping on the bandwagon with the announcement it could screen some of the 2012 London Olympics in 3D.

Director of the Beeb's 2012 Olympics operation Roger Mosey, said the corporation was investigating new technologies that will help viewers get the most from their experience.

Speaking at the IBC technology conference in Amsterdam: "We could, and I believe should, capture some of the games in 3D.

"Nobody would expect the games of 2012 to be comprehensively in 3D because the technology will be nothing like widespread enough; but it would be a shame not to have any images of London that were part of an experiment with what will be one of the next big waves of change".

Mosey went on to say that the Olympic stadium could only exist in its 80,000+ capacity for a short time, and so not to capture it in 3D would be a "major gap" in the archive.

Another technology Mosey said the Beeb was considering was "super high definition", but that both this and 3D were currently posing "questions and opportunities rather than solutions".

"Now's the time to start examining seriously whether there are answers that could make 2012 even more of a landmark year," he added.

Sky has already shown a number of sporting events in 3D to good reception, so it would be a great move by the Beeb to document such an important occasion in an extra dimension.

Let us know what you think to the Beeb's plans below.

Via: Media Guardian

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