SKY Italia 3D starts on 6 September 2011
A new Orange Dailymotion 3D channel
From early 2012, French IPTV operator Orange plans to introduce a 3D channel on Dailymotion dedicated to user-generated stereoscopic content. It is also to engage Orange 3D subscribers in a multi-screen strategy on tablets and smartphones which will enable them to view 3D content seamlessly on different devices.
ESPN3D moves to 5D
ESPN's 3D and 2D production now come off the same production trucks and cameras, a cost-effective solution some at ESPN have nicknamed "5D" (for 2D plus 3D).
"When we were doing the NBA Finals, there were two very large sets of trucks there, the HD fleet and the 3D trucks," says Jed Drake, senior veep and exec producer for ESPN 3D. "That's a very expensive proposition, but with 5D production, we're going to be able to produce more 3D because it's less expensive."
3D Village founded by Sisvel
Sisvel (Italy) launched 3D Village at the Forum Europeo sula televisione digitale (Naples, Italy, 12 June 2011), a collaboration of partners involved in 3D broadcasting. The 3D Village will provide a forum for content providers, manufacturers and researchers, together with broadcasters delivering 3D services including early adopters of Sisvel Technology's 3D Tile Format2, such as QuartaRete TV, Città Digitali, and Astra.