Sky 3D archive

  • The tech of F1 2013
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    The tech of F1 2013

    By 8 February 2013

    This year Formula One is going to be different. Hamilton isn't racing for McLaren, Red Bull's car is two-tone purple and maybe, just maybe, Vettel won't win it. On 17 March, the engines of F1 will be fired up in Melbourne and off we go again. As always,...

  • Sky: F1 to be broadcast in 3D for first time at Circuit de Catalunya
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    Sky: F1 to be broadcast in 3D for first time at Circuit de Catalunya

    By 6 February 2013

    Almost a year after telling Pocket-lint that it hoped to broadcast some Formula One live coverage in 3D, Sky has announced that the third test from Circuit de Catalunya will be the first to get the three-dimensional treatment. Simultaneously broadcast...

  • Sky makes 3D channel free to HD subscribers for another week
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    Sky makes 3D channel free to HD subscribers for another week

    By 15 August 2012

    Sky HD subscribers can have access to the Sky 3D channel for a further week with no additional subscription charge. The broadcasting giant had already opened up its 3D channel during the London 2012 Olympics, but the additional week will see highlights...

  • 3D viewing up, but still small when it comes to the bigger picture
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    3D viewing up, but still small when it comes to the bigger picture

    By 31 July 2012

    Some 113,000 people watched the London 2013 opening ceremony in 3D, figures confirm, sending mixed messages on whether the format is finally starting to be adopted, or  if it still has a long way to go before it proves itself in UK homes. The audience...

  • Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough: The secrets behind the series
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    Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough: The secrets behind the series

    By 23 May 2012

    With the first episode from Sir David Attenborough’s Kingdom of Plants 3D series airing on Sky 3D this weekend, Pocket-lint got to meet the living legend in person, and to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the programme was recorded in 3D. As Sir...

  • Sir David Attenborough: 3D is better suited to plants than animals
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    Sir David Attenborough: 3D is better suited to plants than animals

    By 21 May 2012

    Meeting television royalty such as Sir David Attenborough can do funny things to a person. Profuse sweating. Trembling hands. Stuttering words. Obviously, being the seasoned hacks that we are, we didn’t suffer anything other than a mere feeling of admiration....

  • Sky and Sir David Attenborough bringing 3D to the plant world with new TV series
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    Sky and Sir David Attenborough bringing 3D to the plant world with new TV series

    By 21 May 2012

    National treasure and wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough explores the hidden lives of the plant world in a new, three-part series Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough, from Sky 3D. The series - which begins at 6pm on Saturday, 26 May - was...

  • Sky 3D audience growing, new channel hinted
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    Sky 3D audience growing, new channel hinted

    By 25 April 2012

    Sky is looking at the possibility of splitting its Sky 3D channel in two, creating a dedicated Sky Sports 3D channel in the process. Both Simon Rexworthy, controller of acquisitions at Sky Movies, and Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, separately confirmed...

  • Sky gives the Test Card a 21st century 3D makeover
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    Sky gives the Test Card a 21st century 3D makeover

    By 1 December 2011

    The humble Test Card has been given a makeover for the new millennium, courtesy of Sky 3D and Zoe Ball. The new 3D Test Card will run on the Sky 3D channel when there's no extra dimensional programming on show and features the former Live and Kicking...

  • Lion King 3D hits Sky 3D next week
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    Lion King 3D hits Sky 3D next week

    By 22 November 2011

    Just weeks after it hit the cinema (in fact, it's still in some), Sky has announced that it has scored the rights to broadcast The Lion King 3D on its third-dimensional channel from 27 November. Originally released back in 1994, the Disney classic was...

  • Sky has Colossal 3D plans
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    Sky has Colossal 3D plans

    By 29 July 2011

    Sky isn't messing about with this 3D-malarkey. If some critics thought its 3D channel might be a bit of a novelty and the wealth of high-quality content hasn't convinced them otherwise already, then maybe the announcement that the satellite broadcaster...

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 première live in 3D
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 première live in 3D

    By 30 June 2011

    Muggles, prepare to be excited, as Sky and YouTube have both announced unique ways to watch the première of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 live. Starting with Sky, and it will be showing the red-carpet event live on its 3D channel (in...

  • Panasonic films Elbow tour in 3D
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    Panasonic films Elbow tour in 3D

    By 9 June 2011

    Elbow is set to move into the third dimension with their latest tour which has been filmed by cutting edge Panasonic 3D cameras. Dress rehearsals and behind the scenes footage of the tour, in support of their 'build a rocket boys!' album is to be broadcast...

  • Sky applauds BBC's Wimbledon 3D coverage
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    Sky applauds BBC's Wimbledon 3D coverage

    By 8 June 2011

    The BBC's decision to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis Championships in 3D later this month has been welcomed by industry bigwigs - most notably Sky's 3D channel director John Cassy. Cassy said that the BBC's arrival to the 3D arena could open up big opportunities...

  • FA Cup Final to be shown in 3D
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    FA Cup Final to be shown in 3D

    By 26 April 2011

    For the first time in its 140 year history the FA Cup Final will be broadcast in 3D, as Sky and ESPN have announced details of their coverage for the big match between Manchester City and Stoke City. ESPN will be shooting the action in 3D, and Sky 3D...

  • LG: Passive 3D better for consumers
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    LG: Passive 3D better for consumers

    By 9 March 2011

    You've heard about how 2011 will be the year of 3D, but there's still a debate raging over what form it will take. There are two different types of glasses - active shutter and passive, but which is best? Panasonic has already made a case for active shutter...

  • Winter X Games 15 broadcasting on Sky 3D
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    Winter X Games 15 broadcasting on Sky 3D

    By 17 February 2011

    Sky 3D will be broadcasting the footage that ESPN 3D shot of the Winter X Games 15 in a series of programmes to be shown in February and March. The gnarly 3D action, from the event that took place in Aspen at the end of January, was originally broadcast...

  • Sky 3D receives a culture shock
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    Sky 3D receives a culture shock

    By 11 February 2011

    Fed up of all the repeats on Sky 3D? Yep, us too - check out our "7 days living with" feature. Craving some new 3D programming? If so, good news as Sky has announced that a new five-part series, hosted by Selina Scott - Treasure Houses of Britain - will...

  • No 3D royal wedding says Palace
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    No 3D royal wedding says Palace

    By 8 February 2011

    Buckingham Palace has dismissed the idea of shooting Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 3D due to the "camera footprint in the abbey [and] the relatively small (albeit growing) audience for 3D". The Palace also stated that they didn't want...

  • 7 days living with... Sky 3D
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    7 days living with... Sky 3D

    By 6 February 2011

    Sky 3D launched with great fanfare in October 2010, but 4 months on, what’s the service like to watch at home, is it the future, and should you be rushing out to buy a 3D television and signing up to Sky’s 3D channel? No, we didn't know the answers...

  • VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Sky 3D
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    VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Sky 3D

    By 28 January 2011

    Ever wondered how they film the Sky 3D sporting events? Well, wonder no longer as Sky has produced this video with gives a good overview as to how it all works. On Thursday, Sky finally confirmed some figures for its 3D TV service revealing that 70,000...

  • Sky 3D gets 70,000 homes in 3D specs
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    Sky 3D gets 70,000 homes in 3D specs

    By 27 January 2011

    Sky has finally confirmed some figures for its 3D TV service - revealing that 70,000 homes have signed up for the new platform. Now, with Sky having 10 million subscribers, and over 3 million of these being Sky HD customers, 70,000 only represents a very...

  • Sky, Eurosport and Aardman to bring 3D content to Nintendo 3DS
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    Sky, Eurosport and Aardman to bring 3D content to Nintendo 3DS

    By 19 January 2011

    Nintendo has signed a deal with BSkyB, Eurosport and Wallace and Gromit/Shaun the Sheep animators Aardman Studios to bring short clips of their 3D content to the forthcoming 3DS console. This content, which expands the console's offering to more than...

  • Sky: 3D Blu-ray chaos helping channel
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    Sky: 3D Blu-ray chaos helping channel

    By 17 December 2010

    This Christmas Eve, thousands of Sky 3D customers will sit down, don a pair of active or passive glasses and watch Avatar in 3D. But not on Blu-ray. Launched earlier this year with the Ryder Cup, Sky 3D’s showing of a three-dimensional Avatar is the...

  • Sky 3D confirms follow-up to Flying Monsters: Penguin Island 3D
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    Sky 3D confirms follow-up to Flying Monsters: Penguin Island 3D

    By 15 December 2010

    Sir David Attenborough's partnership with Sky 3D is set to continue as Sky has announced a second documentary called Penguin Island 3D - following in the footsteps of Flying Monsters 3D. The feature documentary is being produced by Atlantic Productions...