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BBC showing Wimbledon finals live in 3D

Wimbledon fans who aren’t able to make it to centre court can get the next best thing thanks to the BBC, which will be showing the Ladies’ and Mens’ finals in 3D on the BBC HD channel. As well as this, full re-runs of the Mens’ semi-finals will be able to be watched in 3D.

The BBC’s 3D coverage of Wimbledon 2012 compliments the rest of its programming for the event which runs from Monday the 25th of June until Sunday the 8th of July.

This marks the second time when the BBC has broadcast Wimbledon footage in 3D, following a two year experimental trial with live 3D broadcasts.

Two full matches will be shown on BBC iPlayer every day and the BBC Sport site will stream up to six matches, plus offering news, interviews and highlights. The BBC Sport app for Smart TVs and the PlayStation 3 will also give audiences access to the same coverage – the first time the BBC has done this.

Regular coverage will be shown on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC One HD. BBC Red Button will offer an alternative match on Freeview and access to up to four streams on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat, next to a highlights service.

Fans of lawn rackets are spoilt for choice this year – through the iOS and Android iPlayer apps, you’ve also got the freedom to catch up with the action on your phone or tablet. The only thing missing is the strawberries and cream; the licence fee sadly doesn’t cover such luxuries.


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