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Golf Channel Drives 3D Coverage Of Sony Open In Hawaii

Golf Channel will tee off into the 3D world with its coverage of the Sony Open in Hawaii next month.

Working in conjunction with its parent Comcast, production company NEP and Sony, Golf Channel will provide 16 hours of 3D coverage, eight live, on Jan. 15-16 from the 2011 Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Oahu.

The production -- presenting views from Green No. 2 and the third and fourth holes and Green No. 16 and holes 17 and 18 -- will employ six Element Technica rigs equipped with Sony 3D cameras.

Golf's 3D schedule calls for live coverage from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) on Saturday Jan. 15, followed by a two-hour encore, with a return to live action from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., and then another re-air. The network will deliver a similar eight-hour schedule on Sunday, the tournament's final day, with the tee time for the first live, two-hour window moving up a half hour to 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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