Canal+ Spain plans 3D for World Cup
Thursday, 22 April 2010

Canal+ Spain said it will offer the best technically possible coverage for the upcoming soccer World Cup taking place in June in South Africa. Its pay-TV sports channel Canal+ Liga will broadcast all 64 matches live, 40 of them exclusively, all in high definition and some in 3D.

Sogecable's free-to-air channel Cuatro will also offer some of the matches and Mediaset's Telecinco will also offer coverage of the event. But Sogecable's satellite pay-TV operator Digital+ will become the only pay-TV operator in Spain offering the Cup from the beginning to the end.

Digital+'s subscribers with its latest generation box, iPlus, will be able to enjoy the matches in HDTV and the 10 best ones out of them in 3D for the first time in history.

"The great sporting events have always meant the arrival of latest technology to the fans' homes. So the South Africa World Cup 2010 will offer our subscribers a new experience surpassing the screen. This means Canal+ 3D will be the best option for enjoying this big sporting event just like the fans were following the best matches in the stadium," said Carlos Martínez, Canal+ Liga's Sports Manager.

Canal+ 3D broadcasts are a further step in Digital+'s bet for leading the technological avant-garde in Spain and also in its pledge to distribute to its clients the best quality contents together with the latest technological advances.

World Cup coverage will be also offered through Canal+'s iPhone and the website services.

(Source: Rapid TV News)