World Cup in 3D for Australians

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Channel Nine and SBS have been granted licences for 3D TV trial broadcasts for the period of the FIFA World Cup and the rugby league State of Origin.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has granted the two television networks and its affiliates "scientific" trial licences for broadcasting in high definition 3D. Cities covered by the trial are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle and Wollongong.

The trials will run between May 19 and July 19 of 2010, neatly covering the FIFA World Cup and the three State of Origin matches (May 26, June 16 and July 7).

According to TV Tonight, Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, will appear on SBS' The World Game (5pm Sunday May 16) to discuss the network's 3D World Cup broadcasts.

25 matches across five stadiums will be filmed in 3D, including Australia's first match against Germany on June 13 (June 14 AEST). A full list of World Cup matches being filmed in 3D can be found on CNET.co.uk.

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