Queen Elizabeth II – The Face of 3DTV

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Charlie | Thursday 12th, 2010, 12:00am BST

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has just completed a trial run of it’s 3DTV broadcasting services with selected footage from a documentary of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Canada last month. Linda Gentile of The Examiner reports:

CBC is set to air a 3-D documentary on Queen Elizabeth at the end of September. They will be providing free 3-D glasses at Canada Post early next month. Two million pairs of glasses are to made available for free at Canada Post locations. Around 50 trial viewers saw scenes from the Queen’s visit to Canada in July. Chosen for the trial was the fleet review, the Canada Day celebrations and the Queen’s Plate race. The documentary will be the first 3-D show to be transmitted across Canada and the first Canadian presentation to be shot in 3-D. Further trials will be broadcast as calibration is refined. The full movie will also include archival footage from the coronation, some of which the Queen viewed herself during her visit.

Following the 3D broadcast CBC will then be showing ‘The Queen’ starring Helen Mirren.A patriotically themed evening to mark the debut of 3DTV in Canada. Interestingly, the first 3DTV broadcast here in the UK was a football match.