3D comes to sports broacasting

This weekend’s rugby match between France and England will be broadcast in 3D, for more on this click here. In short, there will be extra 3D cameras present at the game and people will be able to visit a cinema in France or Britain to watch the broadcasts.

Well it’s also coming to cycling. France Télévisions have announced that some stages will also get the 3D treatment, as will some games from the Rolland Garros tennis tournament. The cycling should be interesting because the camerawork in a stadium is a lot easier, following a race is far more technical, if only because the cameras are fully mobile. Whether more motorbike cameras will be allowed into the race convoy remains to be seen, it could just be for the sprint finishes or a test broadcast in a time trial. A gimmick or the future of TV?