Australia receives its first 3D live sports broadcast courtesy Fox Sports

A technological landmark was created in the Australian television history on May 24, 2010. The nation received its first ever Live 3D broadcast of the Socceroos’ last home match before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This broadcast was aired by the Fox Sports channel from MCG.

For the Live broadcast of the match in 3D, which was won by Socceroos’ against New Zealand, Fox Sports utilised the latest Sony 3D production technology, delivering the viewers all around the country the new captivating three-dimensional television viewing experience they have never seen before.

Incidentally, the 3D solution from Sony deployed by Fox Sports for the 3D broadcast is the same that would be utilised for the first Live 3D event broadcast globally during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The 3D technology is still in its nascent stage but is being considered the way of the future for television viewing. Taking the television viewing to a new level, the 3D broadcast has been rated awesome by the viewers.

Though, the impact of the event cannot be accurately adjudged at this point of time because of the limited availability of the 3D-compatible television sets. Currently Samsung and LG are only providers of 3D TV sets.

The 3D revolution is gradually catching up with the viewers and broadcasters around the globe. Following this landmark, Australia would receive its first free-to-air 3D broadcast, with Channel Nine screening the State of Origin rugby on Wednesday 26 June in the new format.

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