Palace nixes 3D TV broadcast of UK royal wedding

Palace nixes 3D TV broadcast of UK royal wedding
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POSTED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 3:54pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 4:01pm

LONDON (AP) - Palace authorities say Prince William and Kate
Middleton's wedding will not be filmed in 3D because of the space
needed for the format's cameras and relatively small demand.
 

Some British broadcasters had hoped to use the technology to
televise the event, which is expected to draw a huge worldwide
audience.


But Patrick Harrison, Prince Charles' press secretary, told the
BBC, Sky News and other British broadcasters that the prince and
his fiancee were consulted in the decision against having their
April 29 wedding ceremony filmed in 3D.
 

He said Tuesday that authorities thought there was not enough
space for additional cameras in the wedding venue, Westminster
Abbey, and believed there is a relatively small audience for 3D
television.

 

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