'Coronation Street' is reportedly preparing to begin shooting in 3D.
The world's longest running soap opera, first broadcast in 1960 in black and white, already films in high definition. The soap is said to be planning to become 'future proof' at its new studio, MediaCity in Salford Quays.
ITV have kept quiet over the developments regarding the new studios and the rumoured possibility of developing 3D episodes. ITV have stated that they plan to make announcements shortly about “minor changes” to 'Corrie.'
The aim is to be able to use the 3D technology for special episodes but according to the Sunday Express, all future episodes could make use of 3D technology. Pilot tests are believed to be underway, currently being conducted for 'Corrie' and 'Emmerdale' in 2011.
'Corrie' is thought to be the first regular drama to be looking at 3D options. The use of three dimensional cameras are already in use for sports.
Insiders for 'Corrie' say that the new set will need to be “fit for purpose” and “future proofed.”
The developing advancements of 3D is already pushing ahead rapidly. When such soaps as 'Coronation Street' shoot this way, TV companies are expected to have found a way of watching 3D TV without the glasses.
The BBC have already announced plans to film the 50th anniversary episode of 'Doctor Who' in 3D.