2012 London Olympics are Getting the 3D Treatment

Posted Thu Aug 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Though the official broadcaster hasn't said anything, a broadcasting gear maker has confirmed it.

The Olympics is an event that almost always marks the adoption of new technology. In recent years broadcasters have been playing with online streaming, but for the upcoming events it seems they'll be giving a strong showing to 3D.

According to EVS, whose equipment is being used at the games, there will be as many as 10 different venues with a 3D setup. This could be a big driver for 3D television sales, which haven't been doing so hot lately.

Whether we'll see these 3D events in America is a bit of a mystery. NBC has the rights to the Olympic broadcasts, but they haven't revealed any details on 3D plans.


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