We learned recently that Nine would be offering 3D broadcasts during the Olympics, but it turns out that we won't be going goggle-eyed in prime time. The 3D transmissions will start at 11am, and finish by 4pm each day.
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TV Tonight reports that there are no timing restrictions in the ACMA deal, but Nine has evidently chosen not to force 3D viewers in prime-time viewing hours to make a choice, and concentrate on after-the-fact 3D broadcasts on its dedicated channel. The time difference from London means that evening events won't show until the early hours of the morning here in any case. I suspect more people will be keen on the HD simulcasts than 3D broadcasts.
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Nine’s 3D Olympics set for daytimes, not prime time [TV Tonight]