Hi. I'm Kim Shillinglaw and I'm the head of 3D for the BBC.

Summer seems to have finally arrived, and with that continues the BBC's 'Summer of 3D'. We've had Wimbledon - and what a final to have captured in three dimensions - and I'm now looking forward to the rather impressive Planet Dinosaur 3D in August, and the 3D simulcast of the Last Night of the Proms on 8th September.

Before all that though, we will of course be broadcasting Olympic highlights in 3D. For those of you who (like me!) didn't get tickets, you may want to sample some of the BBC's coverage. These free-to-air broadcasts in 3D will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and to HD Channels, regardless of which digital TV provider they use. For more information of how to access the BBC's 3D content go to www.bbc.co.uk/3d.

As previously announced, the BBC will be broadcasting The Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, Men's 100m final and a highlights package at the end of each day in 3D.

Today I can confirm the full 3D schedule for the Olympics:

27th July 2012

Olympic Opening Ceremony

20:50 - 00:00 (approximately)

5th August 2012

Men's 100 metre final

20:30 - 22:00

12th August 2012

Olympic Games review

20.00 - 21.00

12th August 2012

Olympic Closing Ceremony

21:00 - 00:30 (approximately)
(followed by highlights of the day)

Daily Olympic Highlights will be broadcast every day of the Games from 23:00 - 24:00.

And watch out for the completely stunning 60 second films of athletes in action at the start of each evening's coverage. Shot in 3D with the help of a phantom camera, to the sound of Elbow's music, they are really breathtaking.

This 'Summer of 3D' is part of a two year trial we are running - testing production, distribution, partnerships and appetite in different genres of 3D. Our strategy is to co-produce 2D and 3D together, as we did with the Strictly Come Dancing Final last December. This will continue with Planet Dinosaur in August, allowing the two year trial to be run in a very cost effective way, whilst still getting valuable insights into this embryonic area.

Above all, it's a trial - so I'd welcome your comments on any of the summer's 3D output.

Kim Shillinglaw is Commissioning Editor, Science & Natural History & Head of 3D, BBC Vision

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  • Comment number 163. Posted by NormanRichards

    on 3 Oct 2012 12:07

    As far as I can see BBC will not be repeating the introductory program for Strictly. What about all of is who missed that program as there was no publicity and it was so far in from to the program proper. Come on BBC. Play the game!!

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  • Comment number 162. Posted by Invicta2011

    on 27 Sept 2012 05:58

    Keep trying to get to Page 2 of this Blog, but no luck. To paraphrase the song -
    "The wheel on the blog goes round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheel on the blog goes round and round, round and round all day."

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  • Comment number 161. Posted by Andy Quested

    on 17 Sept 2012 21:42

    Dear Delia - I am sorry but the BBC's iPlayer content is only available in the UK due to the rights associated with the content. There will be a DVD and BluRay of the BBC's version of the opening ceremony released at the end of October http://www.bbcshop.com/sport/london-2012-olympic-games-dvd/invt/bbcdvd3745/

    Andy

  • Comment number 160. Posted by Delia

    on 16 Sept 2012 21:49

    Hello,
    this is a request more than a comment. I am an English teacher from Italy and I'd like to download the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, because I think that using it in my senior literature classes would be a perfect way to give the student an overview on English culture and civilization. When I try to watch the ceremony live on your website, a message tells me that "you - the BBC- are sorry but you cannot show the content in my area". Could you tell me how I can sort this out? Thank you very much. Of course, it goes without saying that I found the ceremony awesome and didactically perfect! I think it should be used at school as teaching material. This is why I am pleading with BBC!

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  • Comment number 159. Posted by bp

    on 9 Sept 2012 11:14

    3d olympics coverage fantastic .. plus my son who wasn't really a fan of 3d sat glued to his seat

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  • Comment number 158. Posted by blackcat100

    on 5 Sept 2012 22:34

    I rest my case (see above post)!!

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  • Comment number 157. Posted by blackcat100

    on 4 Sept 2012 21:35

    Dear Kim Shillinglaw

    There is a major problem with posting replies on this blog due to the ongoing (4 weeks) inaccessibilty to replies/page two and the resulting lack of potential poster's enthusiasm regarding their offerings of comments/observations about BBC HD 3D
    In fact, there are probably only a few people reading my post now!

    Can we now direct all of our enthusiastic and, hopefully, helpful comments/observations to the very active BBC 3D blog at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2012/08/3d_killer_dinosaurs_watch_in_2.html
    without upsetting you too much?

    Especially with LNOTP @ BBC HD 3D transmission coming up this weekend!

    Btw is the BBC HD 3D broadcast from 7.30pm (BBC 2) or 9.15pm (BBC 1)?
    The Radio Times isn't very clear on this point which (publicity wise) has been par for the course regarding all of the BBC HD 3D transmissions this summer

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  • Comment number 156. Posted by Andy Quested

    on 4 Sept 2012 18:51

    this is a test post

  • Comment number 155. Posted by Andy Quested

    on 27 Aug 2012 13:15

    Right click - open in new tab works on Safari too

    Andy

  • Comment number 154. Posted by blackcat100

    on 26 Aug 2012 18:53

    Internet Explorer 9

    Workaround - Rt click "last" (page) - select - "Open in new window" - and it does now load

    Not useful to affected users on any browser though - - they don't know!

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