Turner Sports is to offer 3D coverage of the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. The eight-camera 3D coverage will focus on the par-3 12th and 17th holes of the premier golf tournament. It will be available in the United States through TNT’s television distributors Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, and Time Warner Cable.
“At Turner Sports we continually look to provide the fan with an innovative viewing experience through our ability to test and explore new opportunities,” said Lenny Daniels, Turner Sports EVP and COO. “The PGA Championship has always been a platform for forward thinking and interactive technology. During previous PGA Championship coverage on TNT and PGA.com, we have introduced our marquee follow coverage, live streaming action through mobile apps and included social networking within our linear broadcast. Introducing 3D coverage to this crown jewel event allows us another opportunity to better serve our audience and add to our multitude of platforms.”
3D output will be shown between 15.00 and 19.00 (21.00-01.00 GMT)
In Europe, coverage will be available on broadcasters that include BSkyB, but to date there have been no announcements on 3D availability.
Last April UPC Nederland presented the first live 3D broadcast from the Augusta Masters Golf Tournament, coverage that was also seen in Switzerland via Cablecom and Portugal on the ZON network.