BBC's Strictly Come Dancing going 3D for final

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3d-strictly.JPGThe BBC are gearing up for the final of their popular Strictly Come Dancing celebrity talent show by announcing that it will be broadcast in 3D.

Building upon the trial run the broadcasters worked with during this summer’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, the Beeb are now turning their attention to how best to get Bruce Forsyth’s sizeable chin to jump out of your TV.

So long as you have a 3DTV and a Freesat or Freeview HD box, you’ll be able to enjoy the spinning stars footwork as they battle it out in the Blackpool final. Unlike most 3D TV broadcasts, there is no need for a Virgin Media or Sky subscription to get in on the action. In another “technical trial”, the show will also be streaming in 3D over the iPlayer VOD platform.

“We have decided to do one of the highest viewed, highest profile programmes we have, live in 3D, not from the comfort and safety of Television Centre, but from an outside broadcast in the middle of Blackpool – and a week before Christmas,” said Andy Quested, head of technology for BBC HD and 3D.

“The phrase ‘you don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps’ springs to mind.”

The show will air on 17th December at 7pm.

Via: BBC

Gerald Lynch
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