No 3D TV For Melbourne Cup

Neither the free-to-air or pay television channels were interested in showing the Melbourne Cup in 3D, according to the ACMA.

After trialling 3D broadcasts during this year’s State of Origin rugby league series, the ACMA stopped all trials in July this year, with a view to look into the matter again later in 2010. A paper on the subject set to be published in the near future.


Neither the free-to-air or pay television channels were interested in showing the Melbourne Cup in 3D, according to the ACMA.

After trialling 3D broadcasts during this year’s State of Origin rugby league series, the ACMA stopped all trials in July this year, with a view to look into the matter again later in 2010. A paper on the subject set to be published in the near future.

The idea of being at your local watering hole, watching the Race that Stops a Nation on a big screen is an interesting one, especially if you have a couple of drinks under your belt and you get to see a dozen towards you at a great rate of knots.

There has been no interest from the Flemington race course in showing the event using the new technology. However, for such a popular race, being right ‘there’ – whether you be in Perth, Darwin or Sydney – is an experience that would be enhanced by a technology that is as close to being in Melbourne as you will ever get, without actually being there.

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