World Cup: 5 matches broadcast in 3D by TF1

World Cup: 5 matches broadcast in 3D by TF1

Image 1: World Cup: 5 matches broadcast in 3D by TF1Buyers of 3D TVs were eagerly awaiting the announcement. TF1 has finally confirmed that five FIFA World Cup matches will be broadcast in 3D from June 11.

Diffusers still to be defined

It is on this day at 4 p.m. that the opening match (South Africa – Mexico) will open the ball of 3D broadcasts. A semi-final, not yet specified, as well as the final, on July 11 at 8:30 p.m., will be part of the selected matches. The two matches completing the offer have yet to be defined.

These broadcasts will be made on “different fiber, satellite and ADSL networks in partnership with operators,” says TF1. The chain however specifies to us that “the contracts with the operators are in the course of completion”. The possible additional costs or technical difficulties (notably concerning broadcasting via ADSL) therefore remain to be defined and identified. For the moment, only Orange has an active channel (33 or 333 for its subscribers) and transmitting certain programs in 3D, such as Roland Garros or even a “bonus” of the New Star broadcast this week.