BBC 3D Final

Ironically, the last time Wimbledon had a British Wimbledon men’s singles champion was in 1936, the same year the BBC first began regular television transmissions.

Wimbledon is the last major event that the BBC is broadcasting in 3D because, although the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics was watched by half of the 1.5 million homes in the United Kingdom with a 3D TV, the broadcaster says that interest in subsequent 3D broadcasts has dwindled.

However, UK pay-TV provider, Sky has reaffirmed its commitment to 3D broadcasting in the UK, with more than 500,000 Sky subscribers now signed up to watch the Sky 3D channel.

Sky and the BBC channels are broadcast to the UK via the ASTRA 28.2°E satellites.

Visit www.bbc.co.uk and www.sky.com for more information