Communications regulator ACMA are still waiting for SBS’s report into the trial free to air 3D broadcasts earlier this year that saw the Rugby League State of Origin and the World Cup Soccer broadcast in 3D.
Nine have handed in their report albeit late, which was due one month after the trails concluded on August 18. The late handing in of the report, however, has meant that Nine may not be able to broadcast the NRL Grand Final in 3D while ACMA reviews the reports.
ACMA engineers are likely to review the reports in coming weeks, but are unable to issue any further trial 3D TV broadcast licenses until they complete the reviews. The timing will most likely mean that Nine will not be able to broadcast the NRL Grand Final in 3D this year.
Meanwhile, viewers in Australia can see the US Open Tennis men’s and women’s final in 3D through Foxtel on channel 206, which will later also be used for ESPN 3D coming soon. In order to see the channel, subscribers must have both the sports package and an IQ2 with the HD package.
Source: The Australian.