Boxer joins Canal+ 3D broadcast
Published: 14.41 UTC, March 16, 2011 by Julian Clover
Swedish pay platform Boxer will next month become the first terrestrial network in the Nordic region to broadcast in 3D. It will broadcast two derby matches AIK and Djurgården in the Elitserien ice hockey league and Real Madrid v Barcelona from the Spanish Premier League. Both matches will be covered by Canal+ and will also be distributed over the Canal Digital satellite platform.
Customers will need a DVB-T2 tuner, a Boxer HD subscription and a 3D television receiver.
“It’s amazing that we are less than six months after the launch of HDTV can display 3D television in the terrestrial network,” said Crister Fritzson, Boxer’s managing director. “We follow very closely the development of the 3D channels, because it is their broadcasts we work with. So far, no one can promise a follow-up, but we’re working hard to enable terrestrial viewers in the future to see 3DTV in a simple manner”.
The 3D transmissions will be carried in Multiplex 7, available to around 80% of the country, on UHF and VHF frequencies.