ACMA Media Release- 23/2012
Australian Communications and Media Authority has agreed to issue licences to
Nine Network Australia, provided certain conditions are met, to conduct trials
of 3D TV featuring daily highlights of the 2012 Olympic Games, ACMA Chairman,
Chris Chapman confirmed today.
The ACMA has considered Nine's
applications to use unassigned TV channels for 3D TV trials in Adelaide,
Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
'Viewers with a 3D television should be
able to view the trial if they are within the coverage area of the trial
services,' Mr Chapman said.
To ensure that viewers understand the
month-long transmission will only be available in certain areas, the Nine
Network has agreed to implement a range of consumer protection measures.
The ACMA developed the measures in
consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following
misleading statements from a number of electronics retailers during previous 3D
'Viewers need to be aware these
broadcasts are temporary trials of the 3D TV format and that the long term
technology is still developing,' Mr Chapman said.
Detailed information about the coverage
areas and other aspects of the trials will be available from the Nine Network
before the services are due to commence on 16 July.
Interested viewers can contact the Nine
Network on (02) 9906 9999.
The Olympic Games take place in London
between 27 July and 12 August 2012.
For more information or to arrange an
interview, please contact: Emma Rossi, Media Manager, (02) 9334 7719 and 0434
652 063 or email@example.com.