Football Match Broadcast In 3D, Full Sky 3D Service Starting In April

Football Match Broadcast In 3D, Full Sky 3D Service Starting In April

3DTV is hitting the UK earlier than expected, with a football (translation: soccer) match screening this Sunday. It’ll be the first sports event broadcast in 3DTV, and will be on show in nine pubs (translation: bars) across the country.

Sky’s actually launching their 3D channel properly in April, with this Sunday’s Arsenal vs Manchester United match being the first stop-off on the multi-dimensional tour. It’ll mostly be of use to pub-goers, with few people expected to be snapping up the first wave of 3DTV panels when they go on sale, but Sky’s 3D service will be available to all Sky+HD box owners.

It’s not yet known whether the beer-swilling pub-goers will need to bring their own 3D glasses, or if the pubs will supply them, but one thing is for certain: After a few pints, glasses won’t be needed to see in 4D, let alone 3D. [Sky via TechRadar]