EYE-BOGGLING 3D TELLY experiments will be conducted by the BBC over the next year, but it has no plans for a 3D channel during the Olympic Games.
In its technology strategy update blog post, the corporation has published its strategy document that covers 35 areas and refers to forthcoming 3D trials and its investigation into what the eye-boggling 3D technology means for the future.
Aunty Beeb isn't too glowing in terms of this 3D future. Its strategy says that by mid-2012 there will either be a full BBC sterescopic 3D programme strategy being developed or nothing.
It says it will publish in due course what programmes, genres and events it will cover with the 3D trials. The INQUIRER strongly suspects that those poncy period dramas will be one of the genres involved.
But for now Aunty Beeb will only tell The INQUIRER, "The BBC is considering a small number of 3DTV editorial experiments in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics." But this doesn't mean the Olympics will be broadcast in 3D. Can this forthcoming debacle of Britain's national humiliation get any more embarrassing?
The BBC's technology strategy also states that up to 2012 the corporation will plan a capacity roadmap with Internet service providers. It probably needs to do this due to the network capacity busting impact of the Internet protocol telly widget Youview that the BBC is backing and plans to roll out in 2012. µ
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