As part of the BBC’s “Summer in 3D”, the corporation has announced that it plans to air the famous Last Night of the Proms in 3D.
The event joins a number of other events to be broadcast by the BBC in 3D during the summer including the Wimbledon tennis finals, selected coverage of the London 2012 Olympics, and a 3D Version of its Planet Dinosaur series.
The coverage of the 3D digital television programs will be shown on BBC HD which is available on all of the major digital television platforms including Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat and is available to all viewers that have a 3D television set.
The Last Night of the Proms will be shown in 3D from the Royal Albert Hall for the first time ever in 3D, and will use eight specialist camera’s to broadcast the coverage, in order to give the best pictures.
The cameras will be placed in prime locations including one in front of the conductor and a remote camera within the orchestra.
In addition to the Last Night of the Proms, the BBC will also broadcast next week’s Wimbledon finals live in 3D as it continues to trial its 3D technology, whilst the opening and closing ceremonies, mens 100m finals, and a 3D highlights package will be shown on BBC HD during the London Olympics.
Kim Shillinghaw the head of BBC 3D said “Our recent announcement around Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics will provide a test-bed for what works around major sporting events, but we were keen to build our experience across a selection of genres,”
“Bringing Planet Dinosaur and The Last Night of the Proms to audiences enable us to test the technology across various genres and establish where 3D really enhances the viewers’ experience.”
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