3D gathers pace in CEE

By Chris Dziadul
May 17, 2010 11.18 UK

Canal+ and NTV-Plus are making the running in the introduction of 3D services in Central and Eastern Europe.

On Saturday, May 15, Canal+ successfully undertook the first-ever 3D transmission in Poland, broadcasting the Ekstraklasa match between Wisla Kraków and Odra Wodzislaw. There were public screenings in pubs and the Multikino cinema chain in Warsaw, Kraków and Poznan, with subscribers with 3D sets and HD receivers also able to watch the match at home.

Meanwhile in Russia, the DTH platform NTV-Plus has announced plans to broadcast the UEFA Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan on May 22 in 3D.

There will be a public screening at the October cinema in Moscow, with tickets costing R1,000 (€26.6), and subscribers with the necessary equipment will also able to view the match at home.