BBC to test Ultra HDTV at London 2012 Olympics

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This year, the 2012 London Olympics will trial one of the most impressive feats of television to date.

“Experienced on a big screen, the effect is of feeling like actually being at an event,” says Tim Plyming, the BBC executive leading the Ultra High Definition project, in a Monday post on the BBC Internet Blog.

A crew made up of BBC and NHK staff will use the world’s only Super Hi-Vision equipment to shoot a variety of sporting events at the Olympic Stadium, Aquatic Centre, Velodrome and Basketball Arena, as well as live coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies. The viewing options will be limited to three public viewing theaters in the United Kingdom: BBC Broadcasting House in London, BBC Pacific Quay in Glasgow, and National Media Museum in Bradford.

(Source: recombu, CNET, and BBC)

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