Orange to stage public 3DTV demo

By Julian Clover | April 23, 2009

Orange will tomorrow air an experimental broadcast of a football match in the 3D format.
The Ligue 1 championship game between when OL (Olympique Lyonnais) and PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) will be broadcast live to 3D screens in Parc des Princes and Gerland stadium for supporters and football fans invited by Orange and the two clubs.

Although the first live transmission of a football match, Sky has recorded games involving Liverpool as part of its own research into the 3D format.
Orange will deploy six stereoscopic cameras, a standalone production bus, and specialised 3D teams. The transmission is being run in association with the French football league LFP and HBS, the host broadcaster for the French Ligue 1.

The France Telecom-owned operator has been an early mover in the 3D arena, having first trialled 3D technology at at the Roland Garros International Tennis Open in 2008.