News Articles

Bafana opener to be first 3D WC match

Bafana opener to be first 3D WC match- 9 Apr 2010 00:00:00

FIFA and Sony have announced that South Africa’s opening match against Mexico on June 11th will become the first ever World Cup match broadcast in 3D.

The World Cup final at Soccer City in Johannesburg will also be among 25 matches at this year's tournament broadcast in 3-D.

Twenty-five of the 64 matches in South Africa will be filmed with seven 3D pairs of cameras to provide the images.

Four more of the 10 World Cup venues will be included in the 3D broadcasting - Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

The 3-D footage will be broadcast live to home viewers in 26 countries and at 3D public events.

Sony is an official partner to the FIFAWorld Cup ahving signed a deal in 2005.

Liked this story? Interested in hearing more of the latest news from the South African sport industry? Subscribe to our free daily newsletter by simply sending your email address and those of any interested colleagues to harry@sportindustry.biz

view all news articles




Sign Up for the Informer Click here


Quote of the day

I have concentrated on taking my batting to the highest possible level and now I feel I am in a position to make a contribution to South African cricket in a leadership role.


Hashim Amla comments after being named captain of the Proteas Test side.