Following the first that was the live 3D broadcast to cinemas of the France-England match in the RBS Six Nations (following by a similar operation for the Toulouse-Biarritz final of the H Cup), Euro Media France has taken the challenge once again for France Télévisions, official broadcaster of the RBS 6 Nations.
A double filming and broadcasting team was in place:
- 8 3D cameras, including one crane, a travelling camera (XD Motion) and a HF steadicam.
- 6 slow motion cameras
- OB truck OB 14 , from the Dutch subsidiary of Euro Media Group (Cinevideogroup).
On Saturday evening, you were able to take an immersive 3D dive into the world of rugby in the cinemas – some forty cinemas will be broadcasting the match in 3D, thanks to a partnership between France Télévision Publicité and Côté Diffusion (specialist in 3D programming in cinemas).
The 3D production for the match was provided by Christophe Baudoin, with commentary from Jean Abeilhou and Guy Accoceberry.
The France-Wales rugby match was also broadcast in 3D by Numericable (Ma chaîne 3D-channel 19), which offered its subscribers the live broadcast on its new dedicated 3D channel.
Simultaneously, France 2 broadcast the match in 2D, produced by Fred Godard (who was also responsible for the international signal).