### stuff.co.nz Last updated 08:53 08/02/2010
Rugby World Cup may be in 3-D, but not in NZ
By Tom Pullar-Strecker – The Dominion Post
The 2011 Rugby World Cup may be broadcast in 3-D, but if so, it will probably only be television viewers in Britain who will be able to watch.
Tournament director Kit McConnell says the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) contract with host broadcaster Sky Television does not provide for 3-D coverage.
But the IRB has yet to sign a contract with a broadcaster in Britain, which would probably bring its own cameras and might be interested in filming matches in 3-D.
“We have established ourselves as a global leader in terms of 3-D capability. With this amount of time and the resources that exist in New Zealand, why wouldn’t we be looking to be the first country in the world that runs a 3-D world event?”
-Brett O’Riley, New Zealand Information and Communications Technology Association (NZICT)
Televisions capable of showing programmes in 3-D are due to go on sale in New Zealand later this year.
Post by Elizabeth Kerr