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Behind-the-scenes footage shows the Queen viewing the broadcast with 3D glasses.

Discussion:  For the first time ever, the Queen of England broadcast her annual Christmas message to the people in 3D.  It has been reported that the Queen needed no convincing to do the address in 3D; she was ready and willing to make the change.  After the shoot, she made the comment that the broadcast was “absolutely lovely”.  The Queen’s use of 3D technology comes 80 years after George V became the first monarch to broadcast a Christmas speech on the radio, thus beginning the December 25 tradition.  The holiday address was frist broadcast by the Queen live on television in 1957, 55 years before her first 3D appearance.

Source:  BBC News

Date:  December 23, 2012

Link:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20832562

Discussion Questions:

  • Why is showing the Queen’s broadcast in 3D a noteworthy event?
  • Why aren’t other live events, like concerts and sports, filmed in 3D?

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