Orange Plans 3D Tennis

This year for the very first time at Roland Garros, Orange is going to film and broadcast live its first 3D sports contents for it guests. The trial will take place on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 May 2008: Orange will use 3D cameras to film all the matches on the Suzanne Lenglen court and broadcast them live. These 3D matches will also be available on VOD until the end of the tournament. At Roland Garros and in its two flagship stores located at Champs Elysées and Paris Madeleine, Orange will be providing its guests with 3D glasses to watch the matches on 3D Television.

Polarized glasses needed to watch Orange's 3-D demo

Orange is thus preparing the arrival of 3D television in our customers’ homes. In collaboration with the French Tennis Federation and France Télévisions, this Orange premiere showcases this technological innovation which is sure to take sporting emotions to new heights.

Iconix-based 3-D rig

Note: 3-D captation is managed by NHK Media Technology (formely known as NHK Technical Services) which provided three 3-D camera rigs and six engineers to Orange.

Source: Orange