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Tennis in 3D is Coming with the 2010 French Open Tournament

April 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Stereo 3D Events


Not long ago we had one major sports event in the USA – The 2010 Masters golf tournament in 3D and now there are some interesting news that The 2010 French Open tennis tournament will also be shot and broadcasted in 3D too. The 2010 French Open will run from May 23th to June 6th in Paris, so after it finishes it will be just about time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa – the next major sports event to be shot and shown in 3D. These are definitely very good news for all the sports fans all over the world as it seems that the big sports events are one of the first to go 3D in trying to provide you similar experience as actually being there live, but at the same time from the comfort of your home while in front of your new 3D TV. After the Masters 3D broadcasts there were a lot of people that were quite impressed by what they saw, although they were not interested in Golf or even found it quite boring. Tennis for example is also not the most common and widely popular sport, but with the football matches coming up this summer the new generation of 3D TVs should become a big hit.

But back on the topic of the 2010 French Open tennis tournament being shot and broadcasted in 3D, not all matches of course, but all that will be played at the center court at Roland Garros will be shot and broadcasted in 3D. It seems that the organizers of the The 2010 French Open have partnered with Panasonic, Orange and Eurosport to make the 3D broadcasts possible. The 3D broadcast should be available to all Orange subscribers throughout France on special 3D TV channel. Eurosport will also be delivering live 3D coverage of the sports event to thousands of retail stores throughout Europe on Panasonic VT20 Plasma 3D TVs, but it seems not to the homes of the early adopters of 3D TVs that still have some issues with finding content in 3D. Still Panasonic expects to have around one million people that will be able to see the 3D broadcast from the tennis tournament in Europe, which is not bad at all.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charles // May 29, 2010 at 09:11

    Why are there no downloads available anywhere from 3d sports events? I have the technology since a while now, but the nvidia pages are more or less static, here is mentioned that the tennis tournament “will be” in 3d, but it is long over… nothing happening anymore? No downloads?

  • 2 Saradhi // Jun 3, 2010 at 16:58

    Its very pathetic, so far no downloads or streaming URL for French open Tennis. Not sure why Nvidia not trying enough to chase for streaming rights atleast, it won’t cost much. They should’ve tried like Masters PGA open Golf tournment. If Nvidia don’t backup their own products and customers, who’s going to ?

    Atleast Nvidia should try Worldcup Football live streaming like Master PGA tournment. Surely Nvidia is going to get huge sales of Nvidia high end graphic cards, people who can’t afford 2000 pounds 3D Tv’s.

  • 3 Bloody // Jun 3, 2010 at 21:29

    It is not only up to Nvidia, they can be a technology partner on the end-user side, but for the filming and broadcasting, especially online, to a worldwide audience other partners are needed to make this possible.

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