Pay-TV operator launches 3D channels

The US’s largest satellite pay-TV operator, DirecTV, will launch three 3D HD channels by June 2010. One of this will be VOD. The offering will be a mix of sports, movies and documentaries.

3D World Cup courtesy of Sony

Sony Corporation and football’s governing body FIFA have teamed up to allow selected media rights of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in 3D

Technology Behind Channel 4’s 3D Week

The UK’s Channel 4 commenced its 3D Week on 16 November utilising the ColorCode 3-D Division Sirius 3-D as its supporting technology.

Stereo3D project for Channel 4

London-based Can Communicate is nearing completion on the challenging Stereo3D project for the UK's Channel 4 Television.

Tanzania project

Inala Broadcast has been awarded the contract to upgrade Tanzania’s Star TV’s 2nd channel of their Final Control Play-out System

Big 3D focus at SMPTE conference

Numerous 3D-related technical sessions and panel discussions led by technical experts from media leaders such as Dolby Labs, FOX Network, DTS, and RealD will feature at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)

Lake Victoria fishermen get cell phones for “help’

Up to 5,000 people die each year on Lake Victoria as a result of piracy, drowning and other accidents. Now the 200,000 fishermen who earn their living on Lake Victoria can now use cell phones to call for help free-of-charge should they run into trouble on the 69,000 km² body of water...

First, fully interactive 3D Digital Signage Platform

OnZero Creative announced in The Netherlands on Thursday 13 August its launch of the world’s first real-time Digital Signage platform entirely based on a 3D engine.

Kenya’s first ever teletext service

SysMedia has supplied the teletext production and insertion system used by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) for the country’s first ever teletext service.

Mobile broadband opportunity in Africa

Africa's lack of fixed-line phone networks has created a huge opportunity for mobile operators to step in and fill the gap for broadband services in a market that could be worth US$6bn by 2011, according to a Business Day report.
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