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MotoGP to be broadcast in HD

MotoGP is to be broadcast in full HD for the first time in 2010, while a documentary will be produced using 3D technology.

In 2010, RTL Club (Belgium), Eurosport (France), Sport TV (Portugal), Digisport (Hungary) and Viasat (Scandinavia) will all broadcast the MotoGP season in HD within Europe.

Outside Europe, HD will stretch as far as Speed TV (US), ESPN (Latin America), Globosat (Brazil), One HD (Australia), StarHub (Singapore), Sky (New Zealand), Al Jazeera (Middle East), ESPN Star Sports (Asia) and Supersport (Africa), with further HD broadcasters expected to come on board during the season.

Meanwhile, 3D and digital systems specialists Vince Pace - which worked with Dorna Sports during a successful trial of 3D technology at last year's US Grand Prix - now plans to produce a 3D MotoGP documentary.

'This will feature images captured during the [2010] MotoGP season, and channels broadcasting in 3D such as ESPN and Sky have already shown interest in broadcasting such coverage of the sport,' said a Dorna statement.

The Pace team is led by John Bruno, who was part of the Visual Effects team involved in the Academy Award winning film Avatar.

Tagged as: HD , 3D , Avatar

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doG - Unregistered

March 25, 2010 9:49 AM

Once again, since Dorna took away our full Eurosport coverage in UK & Ireland we get the big two-fingers from the organisers and the Muppets in the BBC. :? This lot couldn't organise a pi$$-up in a brewery!!! Thank God for WSBK and BSB coverage on Eurosport.


March 25, 2010 4:35 PM

BBC coverage is the biggest load of crap going. When all the coverage went away from Eurosport, one of the reasons was that Dorna wanted to broadcast in HD..... Eurosport was already broadcasting in HD and now they have given it to them robbing idiots at the BBC who don't seem to be covering it in HD.... Probably wont be live either!

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