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Wimbledon finals to be shown in 3D

The BBC is to broadcast in 3D for the first time next month when it screens the Wimbledon singles finals.

The climaxes of the men's and women's competitions are among a number of "editorial experiments" the corporation is carrying out.

The broadcasts, which coincide with the 125th anniversary of the tournament, will only be available to homes with 3D-enabled TVs and an HD box.

It has already been announced that the finals will be beamed into some cinemas in 3D, plus the BBC is to arrange a number of free public screenings.

The TV broadcasts - in conjunction with the All England Lawn Tennis Club and Sony - will be free to air on the BBC's HD channel.

The finals - which take place on July 2 and 3 - will also be screened on BBC1 as usual.

Paul Davies, executive producer for BBC Sport, said: "This unique 3D transmission is the latest innovation to bring to life all the tension, drama and excitement of one of the most iconic sporting arenas in the world."


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