Friday, April 9, 2010

Innovation at the Masters

According to The Augusta Chronicle, this Wednesday, the Masters Golf tournament is going to be the first television program ever to be broadcasted in 3D. Chairman Billy Payne stated that innovation at the Masters is tradition. They were also the first program to be broadcasted in High Definition.

According to the Chronicle:
The 3-D broadcasts, made with help from IBM, will be from 4-6 p.m. each tournament day on Comcast channel 897 or 986, depending on (the Augusta) area. You may cover your eyes to protect them from a spraying sand shot, and the National's fabled ups and downs of the greens will be more visible -- as the lay of the land gives you better depth perception.

Even though those watching will still need 3D glasses, this is a first in television history.

1 comment:

Geoff said...

Actually the UK's Sky TV began 3D TV broadcasts of UK Premier League Football (soccer to those in USA) on 3 April - five days before the Masters started at Augusta.

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