Magnet to Carry BBC One’s First 3D Broadcast

Magnet Serves up Wimbledon in 3D

Dublin, Ireland, June 17th 2011: Magnet Networks today announced that it will carry BBC’s first 3D broadcast, the Wimbledon finals.

 

BBC One HD has been added to Magnet’s fibre-based TV service, meaning customers will be able to watch the men’s and women’s Wimbledon finals in 3D on July 2nd and 3rd. The new channel will complement the company’s existing carriage of BBC HD.

 

A 3D TV and glasses are needed and Mark Kellett, Magnet CEO believes that this is an experience not to be missed:

 

“The 3D broadcast is as close to the live action on Centre Court as actually being there. With the Wimbledon Championships set to kick off on Monday, we’re delighted to be able to offer the finals in 3D in people’s living rooms and expect strong viewing figures for this event.”

 

For those who do not have a 3D TV, a HD service will still be available on BBC One HD with BBC One and TG4 carrying Standard Definition feeds.

 

Finally, for those not near a TV set and wishing to watch the live action from day one, the company’s free internet-based TV service, www.magnetwebtv.ie, gives the option of watching 12 live television channels, including all the Irish terrestrial channels from any device – PC, laptop, mobile or tablet device.

 

The finals will take place over the first weekend in July, and will mark the 125th anniversary of Wimbledon.

 

Magnet’s Fibre-To-The Home (FTTH) service delivers a fibre broadband connection directly to subscribers in a range of housing developments in Dublin, Meath and Portlaoise. It enables you to get TV, Broadband and Phone all through the one fibre optic line and costs from €54.99 for a bundled phone, broadband and TV package.

 

Visit www.magnet.ie for more information.

 

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Media Contacts:

Bernice Burnside, Bvisible Communications 353-1- 8452401 or 353-87 2337366

 

ABOUT MAGNET NETWORKS

Magnet Networks, the parent company for Magnet Entertainment and Magnet Business, has provided voice, internet and video services to the Irish marketplace since 2005.

 

The company has pioneered super-fast broadband in Ireland offering speeds of up to 50Mbps and owns the largest fibre network in Ireland and the UK. For more information visit Magnet Networks at www.magnet.ie.