Turns out you didn't have to be there after all. Australian channel Nine is set to make techno history by offering the world's first free-to-air 3D sports match with its screening of tonight's State of Origin game. The multidimensional match up follows Foxtel becoming the first Australian broadcaster to use the new 3D technology when it screened Monday's Socceroos v All Whites match on its dedicated 3D trial channel. While Fox commentators were effusive in praise of the new technology, one of the criticisms about Monday's game was that the cameras were positioned too low to the ground. Those lucky enough to be watching in full 3D glory will be hoping the glitches have been ironed out for tonight's match. Australian viewers will also be able to watch up to 15 World Cup matches in 3D on SBS.
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Following MediaWorks’ media event yesterday, the company has announced a few changes for 2018; including a new lifestyle channel ThreeLife, a new corporate brand identity, a shuffling of radio presenters and the return of familiar shows. StopPress talks with chief content officer Andrew Szusterman and head of programming and acquisitions Ben Quinn about the new channel, why we're seeing another season of Married at First Sight New Zealand, and the consistency in what they do.