The BBC is to broadcast Planet Dinosaur and the Last Night of the Proms in 3D on the BBC's HD Channel. These two events join select coverage of Wimbledon and the Olympics in a 'Summer of 3D', part of the BBC's two-year trial experimenting with 3D production and distribution.
Planet Dinosaur 3D, adapted from the BBC One series, is scheduled to broadcast in August 2012, The BBC has brought in a specialist team of stereographers who have hand-crafted individual frames and sequences for the 3D broadcast.
This will be followed by The Last Night of the Proms which will be broadcast in 3D for the first time on 8 September. Eight specialist cameras will give audiences at home 'the best seats in the house' and provide a 3D view of every individual instrument.
Kim Shillinglaw, Head of BBC 3D, said: "Our recent announcement around Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics will provide a test-bed for what works around major sporting events, but we were keen to build our experience across a selection of genres. Bringing Planet Dinosaur and The Last Night of the Proms to audiences enable us to test the technology across various genres and establish where 3D really enhances the viewers' experience."
The free-to-air broadcast of these events in 3D will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and to the BBC HD Channel, regardless of which digital TV provider they use.
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