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 Canadian 3D images on a national television network!!!!  The historic images were the first public test of CBC’s 3D technology, in preparation for the full airing of the documentary specialQUEEN ELIZABETH IN 3D on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

But don’t start kicking yourself if you missed it. The brief 3D 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 inexpensive 3D 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 best 3D 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.  I say it time and time again, this is not your grandmother’s CBC.

Mike Morrison


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