Sky to screen French Open in 3D

Brian Turner

May 17, 2012

Sky has announced that it will be providing 3D coverage of French Open.

The announcement comes ahead of a major weekend of live 3D sport on Sky 3D this weekend, including the much-anticipated UEFA Champions League Final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich and Rugby’s Heineken Cup Final between Ulster and Leinster.

Additionally, Soccer AM will be broadcast in 3D for the first time this Saturday. The following weekend (May 26th/ 27th) will feature live 3D coverage of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final, in partnership with ESPN and England vs. Barbarians from Twickenham and live Boxing, with Carl Froch taking on Lucian Bute for the IBF world super-middleweight title.

Live 3D coverage of the French Open will follow from the 28th May, and builds on a recent announcement that Eurosport will also be showcasing its comprehensive 3D coverage of the London 2012 Olympics on Sky 3D.

During the games, Sky 3D will be showing more than 100 hours of Eurosport’s 3D action from the Games, including the men’s 100m final as well as a wide range of other events that will be broadcast in 3D for the first time, including gymnastics, swimming, basketball and canoeing.

Around 8 hours of live coverage will be broadcast every day, alongside 4 additional hours of the day’s main highlights, providing the most comprehensive 3D coverage of the Olympics on British television.

Eurosport’s coverage of the French Open and Olympics both contribute to a biggest ever summer of sport on Sky 3D, which is now enjoyed in over a quarter of a million Sky homes and is available in pubs nationwide.

Other 3D highlights during the summer include:

• One Day International Cricket between England and Australia
• Rugby Super League
• The return of the Premier League

Sky 3D is available free of charge to Sky customers with the Sky World package, the HD pack and a 3D TV, and will be opened up to all HD subscribers during the Olympic, so that for the first time more than 4 million homes will have the opportunity to experience the first 3D Olympics.


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