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Royal Wedding Might Be Broadcast In 3-D By Rupert Murdoch Network

First Posted: 01/03/2011 1:28 pm Updated: 05/25/2011 6:20 pm

Britons who can't make it to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding might have a better option than tuning in on the regular, ol' telly. MediaPost reports that Rupert Murdoch might broadcast the nuptials in 3-D on one of his British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) channels, which usually airs "premium soccer, ATP tennis finals and avatars."

Tim Adler at Deadline.com has more details:

UK broadcasters will be hoping for record viewing figures in what could be the most watched TV event in history. A total of 28.4 million British viewers tuned in to watch Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Over 750 million tuned in worldwide to see that wedding dress trail up the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. Media outlets including the BBC and BSkyB already have met with Buckingham Palace officials at Clarence House, the Prince of Wales's official residence, to discuss broadcasting arrangements for next April's Royal Wedding. My source says nothing was decided and the meeting was just a meet-and-greet.

Right now, BSkyB only operates in the UK...so who will step up and air the affair in 3-D stateside? Perhaps one of Murdoch's other networks?

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