If you were like me early Wednesday morning and found yourself staring at the television and wondering why it was blurry, you weren’t alone.
CBC made broadcasting history early Wednesday morning with the first-ever CanadianÂ 3DÂ images on a national television network!!!! Â The historic images were the first public test of CBCâ€™sÂ 3DÂ technology, in preparation for the full airing of the documentary specialQUEEN ELIZABETH INÂ 3D on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
But don’t start kicking yourself if you missed it.Â The briefÂ 3DÂ test was unannounced, and broadcast at 12 a.m. Wednesday morning across the entire CBC system. 50 super lucky Canadians from Newfoundland to B.C. to the Arctic were given inexpensiveÂ 3DÂ glasses and took part in the test group!
However, night owls will have a chance to catch the images again: the test will be repeated several times in the next few weeks as CBC calibrates its transmitters to ensure the bestÂ 3DÂ experience possible when the film airs on Sept. 20.
Of all the networks to air the first 3D program, I never would have thought it was going to be the CBC. Â I say it time and time again, this is not your grandmother’s CBC.