The NRL Grand Final will be able to be seen in 3D for Foxtel subscribers who have an IQ2 and a 3D TV this Sunday October 3 from 5pm.
The Foxtel broadcast makes use of the now dedicated 3D channel, channel 206. The channel’s name has changed to NINE 3D and will remain that way until early Monday morning.
The channel currently cannot be seen unless you subscribe to both the sports and HD teirs, but will be visible on Sunday for all IQ2 subscribers, just like ABC News 24 (channel 202) is.
The Foxtel retransmission means that people outside of the areas offering the 3D terrestrial trial on free to air digital channel 40 will be able to see the NRL Grand Final in 3D.
Areas that are unable to receive free to air digital channel 40 but able to see it on Foxtel includes most of Newcastle, The NSW Central Coast, The Gold Coast, and outlying areas of Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
The NRL Grand Final will also be broadcast in HD on GEM free to air channel 90 (metro) and channel 80 (regional).