Cape Town and London (ots/PRNewswire)
- The Excitement and Action of the World's Most Popular Sporting
Event Will be Viewed as Never Before
Sony Corporation and FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football
Association) today announced an agreement for selected media rights
of the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) in 3D. FIFA is to produce the world's
first FIFA World Cup(TM) in 3D. Up to 25 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
South Africa(TM) matches will be produced using Sony's 3D
professional cameras, which will provide coverage of the action that
is unprecedented in depth, vividness and excitement to people around
FIFA will utilize Sony's experience and know-how of 3D content
production to spread the passion inside the stadiums at the greatest
sport event in the world to more people than ever before.
"Global sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup(TM) are very
important drivers of new technology, particularly in the TV market",
explained Tom Morrod, Senior Analyst, TV Technology at Screen Digest.
"The news that the FIFA World Cup(tm) will be filmed in 3D for the
first time will certainly increase the uptake rate of 3D TVs in the
home and develop the installed base earlier than would otherwise have
been the case. As a result of this news, and an increasingly bullish
industry outlook on 3D, Screen Digest has increased its forecast, and
now estimates that 13.6m 3D TV sets will be installed in Europe by
"3D will undoubtedly will transform the way we enjoy content in
the Living Room," said Fujio Nishida, President of Sony Europe. "At
Sony, the 3D entertainment experience will not only focus on the 3D
TV alone, but from 2010 will also encompass a range of 3D compatible
products such as Blu-ray Disc players, VAIO notebook computers and
PlayStation(R)3. During June and July 2010 we will provide our
European consumers with the most compelling 3D content to enjoy and
experience first-hand, for example at the FIFA International Fan
Viewers will be able to enjoy 3D experiences at the following
- During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, FIFA will host the
"International FIFA Fan Fest(TM)" public viewing events in 7 cities
around the world (Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio De Janeiro,
Rome, and Sydney). At Sony's commercial displays located within the
"Fan Fest," people will be able to enjoy and experience promotional
highlight trailers of the FIFA World Cup in 3D.
- In anticipation of the Official 3D Film, viewers will be
able to watch promotional trailers for the film of the World Cup in 3D
at retail outlets (including Sony stores) that sell Sony products
around the world.
- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment plans to produce and
distribute the Official 3D Film on the Blu-ray Disc*(1) and other
By combining the excitement of the FIFA World Cup with 3D images
generated using Sony's technology and products, Sony and FIFA will
seek to deliver 3D images that convey the action and emotion of the
World Cup to viewers around the world, and a viewing experience as if
they were on the pitch themselves.
*(1) 3D specification of BD is under consideration by the BDA
(Blu-ray Disc Association).
*All trade names are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective holders.
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