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Sky tests broadcasting of 3D TV programs

Sky Television has announced that it has made significant steps towards broadcasting 3D TV programs to the British public. Over the last six months Sky have been recording a number of events using special 3D cameras, and has successfully transmitted the recordings to a domestic Television through its High-Definition set-top box.

3D TV programs are still way off for the domestic viewer though, as these broadcasts will require a 3D Television, which is currently not available in the UK and viewers would still need to wear special 3D glasses to see the benefits of the system.

At the beginning of 2008, the BBC broadcast Six Nations Rugby games in 3D to audiences in a London theatre, but Sky has shown that it is possible to deliver 3D programs to domestic homes through existing set-top boxes.

In a statement released by Sky, Gerry O‚ÄôSullivan, head of strategic product development told the BBC, “We have shown it is a technical reality,” and added: “Now we have to find a way to bring it to viewers.”