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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London is to leap into the future this year via 3D.
The BBC is to broadcast the finale of its series of classic music concerts on its HD channel.
Eight specialist cameras will be positioned in the Royal Albert Hall in London for the concert, which the BBC said would give “audiences at home the best seats in the house and provide an immersive experience”.
They will include a spot in front of the conductor, while a remote camera which can rotate 180 degrees will be positioned in the orchestra itself during the concert on September 8.
Kim Shillinglaw, head of BBC 3D, said: “Bringing Planet Dinosaur and The Last Night of the Proms to audiences enable us to test the technology across various genres and establish where 3D really enhances the viewers’ experience.”
Viewers will need to have a 3D TV set and access to the BBC HD channel.
Also set to be televised in 3D this summer are the tennis finals at Wimbledon and selected Olympics events, including the Men’s 100m final.