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2012 Olympics to be broadcast live in 3D

As the eyes of the world move towards London next summer, they will find themselves fixed on the very first Olympics to be broadcast live in 3D.

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on tickets for the event then help is at hand, you can watch it all from the comfort of your own home!

Tech giant Panasonic, the IOC and OSB have teamed up to make the London 2012 Olympic Games a fully HD and 3D event.

The relationship between Panasonic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) has come together in the name of sport and technology.

This will allow audiences across the globe to witness the action in HD and 3D.

However, not all of the Olympics will be broadcast in 3D. Only major events such as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will feature in 3D.

Athletics, gymnastics and swimming are among the selected events that will also transmit 3D images.

Takumi Kajisha, Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic, said; “There is no doubt that the Olympic Games will provide some of the best content for the 3D market in the future, and that 3D TV will drastically change the way we experience this great sporting event in our living rooms.”

Live 3D events

This is not the first major event to be broadcast in 3D. Earlier this year Sky Sports made TV history when they broadcast the first ever live 3D football match: Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Another major sporting event that also got the 3D treatment was Wimbledon 2011.

Feeling, or at least looking at, the full force of any kick, swing or tackle has been at the epicenter of the vision to bring 3D into British homes.

Even non-sports fans got a view of the 3D future.

Sky Arts broadcast the very first music festival live in 3D recently. Home viewers were invited to watch the ‘Isle of Wright Festival’ live in 3D, in June of this year.