ACMA has issued a license to Nine for its 3D broadcast of State of Origin games to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle and Wollongong.
Previously only Sydney was confirmed to watch the matches in 3D. The licence is seen as a scientific trial to viewers with 3D-enabled digital television receivers.
SBS has also been granted a 3D trial license and is expected to be utilised for its World Cup coverage. Senator Conroy will join The World Game host David Basheer this Sunday to make an “exclusive World Cup announcement” at 5pm on SBS ONE.
The ACMA license is for 19th May to 19 July 2010 inclusive.
“The ACMA supports the development and demonstration of new broadcasting technologies and is pleased to be able to assist with the trialling of 3D TV,” said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
“It is important people are aware that these trials have only been approved for this two month period.
Retailers, including Harvey Norman, will be using the trials to showcase the first generation of 3D television receivers.
The first State of Origin this year will take place on May 26th and the World Cup final takes place on July 11th in Johannesburg.
David Knox blogs Eurovision at sbs.com.au