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Roland Garros to serve up 3D feed

The French Open tennis tournament will be delivered in 3D across Europe this May after the Fédération Française de Tennis renewed its partnership with Panasonic. The coverage will be produced in partnership with broadcaster Eurosport. The three companies successfully delivered 3D coverage of the Roland Garros tournament last year.

Swisscom in Switzerland and Canal Digital, operating in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, have so far announced plans to broadcast a 3D feed of the tournament that takes place in Paris between May 22 and June 5.

Laurent-Eric Le Lay, Eurosport chairman and CEO said, “Eurosport is committed to providing fans with the best sports entertainment experience. Bringing the French Tennis Open live in 3D directly to consumers’ homes is the best way to demonstrate how the combination of compelling content and new technology greatly enhances sports viewing. We are delighted to renew our partnership with Panasonic and the Fédération Française de Tennis to make 3D sports viewing across Europe a mainstream reality.”