Report: FIFA Reconsiders 3D for World Cup

By June 21, 2013March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Deborah D. McAdams

RIO DE JANEIRO— The governing body of the World Cup is reconsidering the use of 3D for television coverage of the 2014 event to be held in Brazil. Niclas Ericson of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association said the use of the stereoscopic format is under review, according to an AP report in the Boston Herald. Ericson, FIFA’s director of television, made the statement Wednesday at a briefing during the Confederations Cup now underway in Brazil.

Niclas was reported to say that ESPN’s announcement last week to put a bullet in its 3D channel is giving FIFA pause about proceeding with the format. Several broadcasters have expressed interest in retaining the feed, he said, thus FIFA is reviewing the costs.

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