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Watch Andy Murray at Wimbledon live in 3D with the BBC

The BBC has confirmed that it will screen this year's Wimbledon semi-finals and finals live in 3D.

Viewers who own a 3D capable TV will be able to tune into the enhanced coverage for free via the BBC Red Button HD channel. Most major platforms appear to be supported, including Freeview HD (channel 303), Virgin Media (channel 994), Freesat (channel 990), and Youview (channel 303).

"We're delighted to provide live 3D coverage as this year's Championships reach a climax," said Kim Shillinglaw, head of BBC 3D.

She added: "Major UK sporting events are a big part of our trials with 3D content and this allows us to build on our work from previous Wimbledon's and the London 2012 Olympics."

The suped-up Wimbledon coverage is made possible by the installation of six 3D cameras around Centre Court. It forms part of the BBC's two-year trial producing and distributing 3D sporting content.

Mick Desmond, commercial director of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, commented: "We are always looking at ways to improve the Wimbledon experience and the 3D TV trials will allow us to do that by exploring the boundaries of live sporting television."

In addition to top quality tennis, it has been a booming year for technology at Wimbledon, with the 2013 Championships featuring 4K Ultra HD TV trials courtesy of Sony (opens in new tab), and an appearance by Google Glass on colourful US star Bethanie Mattek-Sands (opens in new tab)

Another fascinating project is IBM's Wimbledon Insights (opens in new tab) analytics hub, which brings fans all the stats and facts behind the famous competition in SW19.

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