Sky has broadcast a live concert by UK indie band Keane in 3D.

The concert took place at the Abbey Road Studios in London and was broadcast to a Hyundai 3D television set via a Sky box in another room in the studio. It was also transmitted online and web users could watch the concert in 3D using 3D glasses.

"Being able to broadcast a live event in 3D is a real breakthrough as previous demonstrations have relied on recorded material," said Gerry O'Sullivan, Sky's director of strategic product development.

The broadcast follows a number of trial 3D transmissions broadcast by Sky last year.

"The Keane event not only gave us new insight into our ability to deliver a rich and immersive live 3D experience into the home, but also confirmed that arts programming is another genre which has the potential to benefit from 3D," added O'Sullivan.

Earlier this year Sky said it hoped to broadcast 3D programmes to the public as early as Christmas.