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The IBC - The 3D Production - The HD Production

As the curtain rises for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, Infront’s subsidiary, Host Broadcast Services (HBS) is managing the most comprehensive broadcast in sport with a team of over 2,500 people on behalf of FIFA.
This will be the most content rich FIFA World Cup in history. There will be full HD coverage, specialised production for mobile media and a major innovation – coverage of 25 selected matches in 3D. All 64 matches will be covered by up to 32 cameras. 40 ENG TV crews will be gathering additional non-match footage and feature material. Overall, broadcasters can utilise more than 2,750 hours of originating coverage to provide stories shaped to suit their audience.
From 10 stadiums in nine host cities, from the pitch to production centers at each stadium and to outside broadcast vans for the unilateral signals, via satellite or fibre optic cable, the world’s greatest football action will flow towards the IBC and from there, to audiences around the world.