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Topic # 62984 18-Jun-2010 14:23
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Just saw this: http://www.throng.co.nz/fifa-world-cup/sky-asked-provide-3d-coverage-rugby-world-cup

"Sky Television has been asked by the International Rugby Board (IRB) to offer 3D coverage of next year’s Rugby World Cup to international broadcasters.

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Sky’s host broadcaster contract is likely to be extended in order to cover what the IRB sees as a demand for 3D in international markets.

The technology will not be available to New Zealand viewers however, with standard HD coverage in store for us here due to the expense and limited audience in this country.

As host broadcaster, Sky is in charge of sending out high-definition coverage to international broadcasters as well as providing commentary and other material.

Should the 3D coverage be greenlit, extra cameras and staff would need to be sourced in order to provide it, which would need to be assessed in terms of cost by the IRB.

But the question remains as to whether there is a big enough market worldwide for the 3D coverage with rugby’s potential audience relatively small in the likes of Europe and the US. If it’s only the UK who want 3D pictures then the cost to the BBC and BSky B would be very high.

With the current Football World Cup breaking new ground in terms of global 3D sporting coverage, are the IRB and international broadcasters getting too carried in looking at the Rugby World Cup as a 3D goldmine when its global appeal is significantly smaller than that of football?

Source: NZ Herald"

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  Reply # 343030 18-Jun-2010 14:41
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all I can say is wow.. 3D live sports.. that would be awesome!




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  Reply # 343798 21-Jun-2010 15:36
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My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


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  Reply # 343801 21-Jun-2010 15:43
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SepticSceptic: Ta Da !!!

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10653298&ref=rss


Sky NZ still has to buy equipment and then film and broadcast 3D for the rugby world cup, I would prefer 3D to be available already at home though as the Footbal World Cup is already be broadcast in it.

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  Reply # 343803 21-Jun-2010 15:50
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I may yo go to the movies and watch something like the simi and final if we're in it. But will they be in day time or the cold evening hours for the Poms benefits..




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  Reply # 343813 21-Jun-2010 16:19
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DS9:
SepticSceptic: Ta Da !!!

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10653298&ref=rss


Sky NZ still has to buy equipment and then film and broadcast 3D for the rugby world cup, I would prefer 3D to be available already at home though as the Footbal World Cup is already be broadcast in it.



As the article mentioned, it's not Sky providing the 3D content. It's via a 3rd party.


"An Auckland based production company - 3D Live - has confirmed it is seeking the rights to film the Cup in 3D alongside Sky, with British and Australian partners Can Communications and Ignition"

I would tend to agree with Fellet, there is not enough 3D TV sets in NZ to justify 3D transmission. No doubt he would be looking with keen interest at the turnout at both the Soccer and WRC2011 3D cinema attendance ,,,,, if bugger all attendance, then there will be no 3D for a long time ...






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  Reply # 343819 21-Jun-2010 16:40
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SepticSceptic:
DS9:
SepticSceptic: Ta Da !!!

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10653298&ref=rss


Sky NZ still has to buy equipment and then film and broadcast 3D for the rugby world cup, I would prefer 3D to be available already at home though as the Footbal World Cup is already be broadcast in it.



As the article mentioned, it's not Sky providing the 3D content. It's via a 3rd party.


"An Auckland based production company - 3D Live - has confirmed it is seeking the rights to film the Cup in 3D alongside Sky, with British and Australian partners Can Communications and Ignition"

I would tend to agree with Fellet, there is not enough 3D TV sets in NZ to justify 3D transmission. No doubt he would be looking with keen interest at the turnout at both the Soccer and WRC2011 3D cinema attendance ,,,,, if bugger all attendance, then there will be no 3D for a long time ...




If there is money to be made, Sky NZ will do it.

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  Reply # 344666 23-Jun-2010 20:10
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SepticSceptic:
I would tend to agree with Fellet, there is not enough 3D TV sets in NZ to justify 3D transmission.


But until there is content there won't be enough sets. And there wont be enough content until there are enough sets.

Anyone else see a problem here?




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  Reply # 344786 24-Jun-2010 09:59
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mentalinc:
SepticSceptic:
I would tend to agree with Fellet, there is not enough 3D TV sets in NZ to justify 3D transmission.


But until there is content there won't be enough sets. And there wont be enough content until there are enough sets.

Anyone else see a problem here?


The old adage, "build it and they will come" ?

3D TV will arrive. However there are a couple of points to ponder ....

1) Standards - Although the transmission technology has been pretty much sorted, the viewing tech hasn't - each TV manufacturer offers their own type of 3D viewing mechanism, and not much compatibility between them. It's the old VHS-Beta / HD-DVD-Blu-Ray debacle, and people don't want to be holding a technology that becomes obsolescent at the stroke of a pen.

2) Many people have recently invested in a large screen, and upgrading to another large screen won't be on many peoples budget for the next few years.

Wouldn't be surprised if a few manufacturers bring out some kind of "black box" that allows a standard large screen to view some kind of pseudo 3D, albeit with a slightly reduced resolution as compared with a dedicated 3D screen.




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