Sky has joined forces with 3D production company CAMERON | PACE Group – founded by Hollywood film director James Cameron and Vince Pace – to deliver live 3D coverage from Medinah Country Club, Illinois beginning Friday 28 September.
The Sky 3D channel will show more than 30 hours of live coverage of The Ryder Cup and the technology and experience available two years on from the first 3D Ryder Cup broadcast on Sky at Celtic Manor in 2010, will make it another truly immersive experience.
“We’re looking forward to working in partnership with Sky to deliver truly outstanding 3D coverage of The Ryder Cup,” said Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron, co-chairman of CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG), the industry leader in 3D technologies and production services.
“Drawing on CAMERON | PACE Group’s global expertise in live 3D sports production, Sky’s coverage will offer 3D viewers an exhilarating perspective on the one of the world’s most popular sporting events.”
John Cassy, Director, Sky 3D, comments, “Building on what’s already been a spectacular summer of sport on Sky 3D – including comprehensive 3D coverage of the Olympic Games – we’re continuing to forge ahead in delivering unique and immersive sporting experiences to our customers.
“3D brings an entirely new perspective to watching golf. It picks out all the changes of height and distance on a golf course and makes them real, enabling 3D viewers to get a real sense of perspective of the undulating greens, sloping fairways and the depth of the galleries. It’s great to be able to mark the second anniversary of Sky 3D with live coverage of one of the biggest events in sport.”
Live coverage of The Ryder Cup follows Sky 3D’s biggest-ever summer of sport, which has included Eurosport’s 3D coverage of the French Open and ongoing 3D action from the Olympic Games. During the Olympics, Sky 3D is showing more than 250 hours of Eurosport’s 3D coverage of the Games, including last Sunday’s men’s 100m final as well as a wide range of other events that are being broadcast in 3D for the first time, including gymnastics, swimming, basketball and canoeing.
The coverage of The Ryder Cup comes two years on from the launch of Sky 3D, Europe’s only dedicated 3D channel, which launched with live 3D coverage of the previous Ryder Cup from Celtic Manor in Newport in 2010. Since then, the Sky 3D channel has shown live 3D coverage of the US Masters golf tournament in 2011 and 2012 and eleven other sports in 3D including Premier League Football, UEFA Champions League Final and Aviva Premiership Rugby Union. Sky 3D has attracted more than a quarter of a million Sky customers, who have enjoyed a wide range of 3D programming including acclaimed documentaries such as the BAFTA-winning Flying Monsters 3D, as well as a great selection of blockbuster 3D movies.
Live 3D coverage of The 2012 Ryder Cup from Medinah on Sky 3D
Friday 28 September – Sky 3D
Day One: Foursomes matches (12.30pm to 6.30pm)
Day One Fourballs matches (6.30pm to 12.30pm)
Saturday 29 September – Sky 3D
Day Two: Foursomes matches (12.30pm to 6.30pm)
Day Two: Fourballs matches (6.30pm to 12.30pm)
Sunday 30 September – Sky 3D
Day Three: Singles matches (4.00pm to 12.30pm)
Sky 3D is available at no extra cost to Sky customers with the Sky World package, the HD pack and a 3D TV.