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TV race to meet challenge for 3D - 18-May-2010, 16:17

THE pay TV channel Fox Sports has thrown down a high-tech gauntlet to its free-to-air rivals in the race to stretch the coverage of sport into three dimensions.

Fox Sports will broadcast next Monday night's pre-World Cup friendly match between the Socceroos and New Zealand at the MCG in 3D. The match will be viewable on any so-called ''3D-ready'' television.

The race to get next week's clash onto 3D screens is aimed at enabling pay TV to claim ownership of the first 3D sports broadcast in Australian history.

Nine confirmed on Friday it would air the rugby league State of Origin series, which starts on May 26, in 3D. SBS announced last night it would broadcast part of the soccer World Cup, which kicks off on June 11, in 3D.

The chief executive of Fox Sports, David Malone, said the move cemented pay TV's role as an innovator. ''Fans around the country will now be able to experience the final home game in a revolutionary way,'' he said.

The Socceroos game will be available on a new channel, Fox Sports 3D, available to Foxtel iQ2 and Austar MyStarHD subscribers. The game will be simulcast in 2D on Fox Sports 3 and Fox Sports 3HD.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) granted temporary licences to Nine and SBS on Friday for the 3D broadcasts on digital channel 40. SBS was also granted a variance to the sports anti-siphoning list which will allow it to use both SBS1 and SBS2 for live World Cop coverage.

In conjunction with FIFA, Sony will film 25 of the World Cup matches in 3D. SBS will air some, including the Australia v Germany match on June 13.

Despite the push from broadcasters, 3D TV sales are still in their infancy. Samsung is the only brand in the market, with six models priced from $2500.

LG is launching two models priced from $4000 later this month. Panasonic and Sony will have models available by June.

Televisions using 3D employ alternate-frame sequencing, in which two separate images - a right and left eye image - are alternated. When seen through electronically ''shuttered'' glasses, which process the two images separately, they collectively form a 3D picture.
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