Sky Sports will screen The 2010 Ryder Cup live in 3D. The broadcast will be the first event to be shown on Sky 3D, Europe’s first residential 3D TV channel, which will launch on October 1, 2010.
The Ryder Cup will form the cornerstone of Sky 3D’s launch weekend’s schedule, with key holes from The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor broadcast in 3D.
Sky 3D is now available in more than 1500 pubs and clubs across the UK and Ireland and over a million sports fans have already enjoyed the range of sports broadcast live in 3D since the channel’s launch.
The residential launch of Sky 3D will mean that any Sky+HD customer with a 3D Ready TV will be able to enjoy the spectacle of live sport in 3D in the comfort of their living room.
Viewers who have yet to buy a 3D TV, they can still enjoy the action by visiting sky.com/3dpubs to find their nearest Sky 3D pub.
Sky Sports will also show live coverage of The 2010 Ryder Cup in High Definition (HD), and this will be the third Ryder Cup to be shown by Sky Sports in HD.
Speaking about the announcement Sky Sports golf commentator Ewen Murray, said: “Watching golf in 3D gives you the sense that you’re standing right beside the golfer as he takes his shot.
“3D highlights every change of elevation on the golf course making it possible for the viewer to get an accurate read of each slope on the fairways and greens.”
The Ryder Cup gets underway on October 1, 2010.