Canal+ joins 3D World Cup crowd

By Julian Clover
June 1, 2010 12.07 UK

Canal+ France has confirmed plans to broadcast a dozen matches from the World Cup in South Africa later this month.

The French premium channel will join previously announced broadcasters that include commercial channel TF1, Swiss cable network Naxoo and and Spainís Digital+.

Canal itself will show an initial four games; Netherlands v Denmark, Argentina v South Korea, Spain v Honduras and Slovakia v Italy. It holds the rights to all the games in the tournament that will be screened in high definition. French commercial broadcaster TF1 will broadcast five games including the opener between South Africa and Mexico and the Final.

The paycaster confirmed plans to increase its 3D content to include cinema, entertainment, magazines, sports, etc, once the tournament has been completed.

Both the latest generation of HD satellite receivers and the +Dual Cube are capable of receiving the transmissions that also require a 3D television display.