AFL Grand Final rematch not in 3D

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Channel Seven has confirmed it won't be broadcasting this Saturday's Grand Final rematch in 3D this weekend, as the equipment used to shoot it will be needed for Sunday's NRL Grand Final.

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The NRL Grand Final will be shot in 3D (State of Origin II image by Pierre Roudier, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Last week's contest between St Kilda and Collingwood ended in a draw and while viewers may expect the second game to be shown in 3D as well, Seven says this is not the case.

"All of that equipment is on loan from overseas and it's already in Sydney," said Seven sports publicist Simon Francis.

Francis said the specialist crew used to film both the NRL and AFL Grand Finals are the same and is composed of operators from Australia and overseas.

Meanwhile, the Telstra Premiership Grand Final between St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters begins at 5pm EDST on Sunday and will be broadcast in 3D in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

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Paul posted a comment   

The AFL GF Replay wont even be in HD...


DiscoStu posted a comment   

Can we concentrate on something that actually has a future - IPTV - and not on this gimmick?

The market will never be big enough for 3D.


Ty Pendlebury posted a reply   

Agreed. IPTV is going to be huge, but 3D is sexier and easier to "sell".


anderson posted a comment   

its good to seen networks suport the 3D format even if barley but still signs of interest , while it may be a few years till theres a good varity of movies availible my nexgt question will be how long till television series start been filmed/aired in 3D big bang theory ,simpsons what not , ill'ed predict in 2012 we should get a good majority of football and other sports presented in the 3D format

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