December 19, 2014

NanoTech Entertainment Releases Proprietary 3D TV Library

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2012 – NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (PINKSHEETS: NTEK) today announced it has completed its development of a new proprietary technology, NanoFlix3D. NanoTech Media, the IPTV division of NanoTech Entertainment, is now offering content providers and publishers a unique set of tools for the creation of fully immersion 3D TV Channels and Smart TV apps. [Read more...]

3DTV.com is the First to Stream Stereoscopic 3D Video to 3D Mobile Phones

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2012 — 3DTV, the first online community to focus exclusively on 3D videos and photos, has announced the release of the beta version of their new mobile website for 3DTV.com. Anyone with a 3D mobile phone will now be able to stream free 3D video directly to their mobile device without needing to purchase or download an app. [Read more...]

Marvell and OnLive Team Up to Deliver Next Generation Cloud Gaming

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2012 — Marvell (Nasdaq:   MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced that OnLive is using the ARMADA® 1500 HD Media SoC to power on-demand gaming in Google TVs and Google TV devices. OnLive delivers hundreds of high-end video games directly from the cloud to PCs, Macs, TVs, tablets and now, leveraging the ARMADA 1500 chipset, to Google TV, with no game console necessary. [Read more...]

DaVinci 3D Roars To Life, 3D Theatrical Debut At Chicago AOA Convention

CHICAGO, July 10, 2012 –  DaVinci 3D Corp. (www.davinci3d.com) made its cinematic debut today in conjunction with the International 3D Society.  Jim Chabin, CEO of the Society, asked Steve Blumenthal, CEO of DaVinci 3D to convert the closing montage for the AOA (American Optimologist Association) meeting, part of the International 3D Society’s outreach program. [Read more...]

On-Demand Content Comes to Sky Go on Android

LONDON, July 5, 2012

Content from Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment channels now available live and on-demand on selected Android devices

Sky customers with compatible Android devices can now enjoy their favourite content from Sky on-demand through Sky Go.  A selection of catch-up content from Sky Movies, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1 is now available through Sky Go on all compatible Android devices*.

As part of the latest update to the Android app, new features include:

  • Hundreds of VOD  Movies

    Sky Movies content will for the first time be available on-demand through all compatible Android devices, in line with customer subscriptions, with hundreds of popular movies.

  • Popular Sky Entertainment channels

    Content from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1 will be available on-demand through all compatible mobile devices for the first time

  • Additional control of Sky account within Sky Go

    Customers can now view their Sky package and bill from within Sky Go by a direct link to the customer service pages

By the end of July an additional update to Sky Go will support the Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich on compatible devices, as well as new devices including the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus.

Holly Knill, Product Director of Sky Go, comments:

“With the huge and ever-growing popularity of Android devices in the UK it’s fantastic to make on-demand content from Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment available to Sky customers for the first time.

“This update means customers can enjoy some of the most popular shows such as Sky Atlantic’s Mad Men, Veep and hundreds of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, whenever suits them. We hope this update to the service offers extra flexibility to Android users and the new option of on-demand viewing makes a richer experience for all Sky customers across all platforms.”

The Sky Go Android app, which launched in February on a selection of Android smartphones, offers eight sports channels including Eurosport in time for the huge summer of sport, with highlights including the Olympics, the continuing Formula 1™ season and the start of 2012 – 2013 Barclays Premier League. Sky Movies customers can enjoy eleven Sky Movies channels, as well as hundreds of movies on-demand including Rio and X-Men: First Class. Beyond Android mobile devices, on-demand content from a range of channels is also available on Sky Go for PC, laptops, Xbox and iOS devices.

More information on the latest Sky Go app and VOD is available from sky.com/skygo.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Sky Go

Sky Go brings together online and mobile TV in a simple service for Sky TV customers at no extra cost. Available on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, selected Android smartphones and Xbox 360, Sky Go allows Sky customers to watch content in line with their subscription while on the move in the UK and Ireland through a 3G or WiFi connection. Each Sky home is entitled to register up to two devices, through which they can enjoy access to live channels and, selected on-demand content.

On computers customers can access  up to 40 live TV channels, , including all six Sky Sports channels, Sky Movies, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, MTV, Disney, G.O.LD, Nickelodeon, NatGeo, History, Eden and ESPN, supported by an extensive library of on-demand content. Sky Go is also available to non-Sky TV customers, with monthly subscriptions priced from £15-£40.

Compatible iOs mobile devices: iPhone 3GS and above, iPad 1 & 2 and iPod touch 4th generation.

Compatible Android handsets:

• HTC Desire

• HTC Desire S

• HTC Desire HD

• HTC Incredible S

• HTC Sensation

• HTC Sensation XE

• Samsung Galaxy S

• Samsung Galaxy S2

About Sky

Sky entertains and excites more than 10.5 million homes through the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland. Sky continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels: Sky 1 combines its commitment to UK production with the best of the US; Sky Living pushes ahead with fresh and innovative entertainment formats; Sky Arts is the UK’s only dedicated arts channel brand; Sky Atlantic is the home to HBO and other iconic drama and comedy, Sky Sports is still raising the bar in sports broadcasting; Sky News remains a pioneer in television news; and Sky Movies is leading the way in High Definition and on-demand.

Sky also works with dozens of other broadcasters on the satellite platform, as well as online and on mobile through the ground-breaking Sky Go service.  Sky has also led the UK into the age of high definition television, launched Europe’s first 3DTV channel, Sky 3D, and offers customer even more flexibility and choice through Sky Anytime+, its internet-delivered video on demand service.   Since launching Sky Broadband and Sky Talk in 2006, the company has also been the UK’s fastest-growing home communications provider.

Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates, not least by increasing participation in, and access to, the arts, supporting grassroots sports, and taking positive action on the environment.

SOURCE BSkyB



Cable Broadband to Account for 25% of the World’s Fixed Broadband Subscribers by 2017, Says ABI

LONDON, July 3, 2012 — Cable digitization efforts in developing economies will be a key driver for cable broadband penetration worldwide, giving service providers access to more lucrative markets with service revenues reaching the $50 billion mark in 2017. [Read more...]

Sharp Introduces The Largest TV On The Planet

MAHWAH, N.J., June 19, 2012 – Imagine yourself standing at the precipice of the Grand Canyon. It’s 3,000 feet straight down. The wind howls in your ears. Your heart races as you leap forward and plummet toward the bottom. Just before you plunge into the river below…you spill the popcorn all over the living room couch. That’s the experience you’ll get when watching the breathtaking 90″ (diagonal) AQUOS LED TV (model LC-90LE745U), introduced today by Sharp.  [Read more...]

Parks Associates: Can The Avengers Save 3D TV?

DALLAS, May 15, 2012 — The record-breaking box office success of “The Avengers,” in large part due to higher-priced 3D tickets, will increase consumer demand for access to 3D movies at home, according to analysts at Parks Associates. New research from the international firm shows U.S. 3D TV owners are satisfied with their TVs. A majority of them use their 3D TVs on a monthly basis, and 65% want access to more 3D movies. [Read more...]

Sky Anytime+ Now Available to Millions More Homes

LONDON, March 23, 2012

  • Sky’s on demand service now available to all Sky homes with a broadband-connected Sky+HD set-top box
  • Over 5 million Sky homes can now access Sky’s on demand content over their broadband connection

From today, Sky’s on demand service Sky Anytime+, will be available to any Sky+HD home with a broadband connection.  This means that over 5 million homes will be able to enjoy even more flexibility, control and value from their Sky subscription.  

Previously Sky Anytime+ was available to Sky Broadband customers, but from today the service is available across any internet service provider.  By connecting their Sky+HD box to their broadband router,  Sky homes will be able to access a wide range of great entertainment on demand including movies, entertainment, documentaries and drama ‘box sets’, such as An Idiot Abroad and Boardwalk Empire at a time that suits them. In addition to programmes from Sky’s own channels, customers can access content from partner channels such as MTV, Discovery, FX, History, Disney, UK TV and National Geographic Channel whenever suits them.

With Sky Anytime+, Sky Movies customers have flexibility of what they watch and when, with up to 450 movies airing weekly on Sky Movies channels and hundreds* available for download with Sky Anytime+ and through Sky Go.  Sky Movies subscribers can enjoy more than 70 of the UK’s 100 highest grossing movies at least a year before any other free or subscription television service.  In addition, through Sky Store on Sky Anytime+ all Sky TV customers with a Sky+ HD box are able to choose from over a thousand movies available to rent, spanning from the latest blockbusters available at the same time as they are released on DVD, through to classic titles.

Earlier this year, Sky announced new content agreements with the BBC and ITV with ITV archive content such as Secret Diary of A Call Girl and Cold Feet  box sets available to customers immediately. BBC’s iPlayer service is due to arrive later this year. Popular programmes such as Doctor Who, Outnumbered and Top Gear are already available through Sky’s existing deal with UK TV.

This announcement comes as Sky introduces a new, enhanced Sky+ HD 1TB box with even more storage capacity for on demand content. Alongside the existing 1TB of personal storage, there is now a full additional terabyte of space dedicated to Sky Anytime showing the best of the week’s Sky TV and Movies.

Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV Products, Sky, commented: 

“It’s great to be able to bring our on demand service Sky Anytime+ to even more customers, helping them to get more out of their Sky subscription. We already know how popular Sky Anytime+ is and how the flexibility of the service gives customers more choice and control over how they watch an amazing range of content.  We’ve seen strong demand for it to date which we hope to increase now that the service is available with any broadband provider.”

Customers can access Anytime+ by simply connecting their Sky+ HD set-top box to their broadband router, either with an Ethernet wire or wireless connector.  For more information and to activate the service visit: http://sky.com/anytimeplus.  

Notes to Editors:    

*Hundreds of movies defined as: over 500 movies available on demand at no extra cost to a Sky Movies customer.

About Sky

Sky entertains and excites more than 10.4 million homes through the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland. Sky continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels: Sky 1 combines its commitment to UK production with the best of the US; Sky Living pushes ahead with fresh and innovative entertainment formats; Sky Arts is the UK’s only dedicated arts channel brand; Sky Atlantic is the home to HBO and other iconic drama and comedy, Sky Sports is still raising the bar in sports broadcasting; Sky News remains a pioneer in television news; and Sky Movies is leading the way in HD TV and on demand.

Sky also works with dozens of other broadcasters on the satellite platform, as well as online and on mobile through the groundbreaking Sky Go service.  Sky has also led the UK into the age of high definition television, launched Europe’s first 3DTV channel, Sky 3D, and offers customer even more flexibility and choice through Sky Anytime+, its internet-delivered video on demand service. Since launching Sky Broadband and Sky Talk in 2006, the company has also been the UK’s fastest-growing home communications provider.

Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates, not least by increasing participation in, and access to, the arts, supporting grassroots sports, and taking positive action on the environment.

SOURCE Sky

Broadcom Announces Next Generation NDS Certification on 15 Connected Home Platforms

LONDON, March 19, 2012 – Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:   BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has received NDS certification on 15 of its leading set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. [Read more...]

2 Days in 3D at MIPTV 2012

PARIS, March 9, 2012 – 3D television will jump to the fore at MIPTV 2012, taking place from Sunday 1 to Wednesday 4 April in Cannes, with a dedicated 3DTV Focus programme on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April. Erwin Schmidt, the 3D producer of Wim Wenders‘ award-winning film “Pina”, and the President of the International 3D Society, Jim Chabin, will deliver keynote speeches and kick off two days of conferences with integrated 3D screenings, matchmaking sessions, and a 3D Producer Boot Camp — all part of an initiative by MIPTV to encourage 3DTV content creation and provide TV programming executives with expert feedback on the latest developments and global opportunities in 3D television.

The MIPTV 3DTV Focus also includes a pavilion of 3D producers featuring 10 specialised production companies from South Korea creating 3D programming in a number of genres.

To open the 3DTV Focus programme, MIPTV will welcome German producer Erwin Schmidt from the independent production company Neue Road Movie, founded in 2008 by the internationally renowned movie director Wim Wenders. Erwin Schmidt was the 3D producer of Wenders’ Oscar-nominated dance film “Pina”. In his MIPTV address, Schmidt will outline how he sees 3D as a creative tool offering a new visual language. He will also unveil a new European 3D documentary series featuring exceptional buildings and entitled “Cathedrals of Culture.” Currently in development, the TV series is directed by 10 internationally-renowned filmmakers and executive produced by Wenders.

“3D needs to be treated as its own cinematic language, as an extension of the existing vocabulary, and should not be reduced to a pure visual effect. Then it is able to deliver an experience that is beyond the spectacular; then it enriches and expands the experience of the viewer in a way a flat screen could never do,” commented Erwin Schmidt.

President between 1999 and 2002 of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (which presents the Emmy Awards), Jim Chabin is currently President of the International 3D Society, whose aim is to promote 3D technologies and the creation of 3D content. The International 3D Society honored Martin Scorsese this year for his 3D movie “Hugo” with the 3D Creative Arts Award, which is presented each year in Hollywood.

“In the next few years, 3D content will migrate from tens of thousands of theatrical screens to hundreds of millions of smaller screens worldwide,” said Jim Chabin. “With the rapid advancement of 3D technology in handheld devices, games and consoles and flatscreens, my presentation at MIPTV will cover what 2D and 3D content creators need to think, prepare and act on with 3D in mind in 2012.”

Other highlights of the MIPTV 3DTV Focus programme include the session Sports & Action Spotlight. The interactive presentation will showcase the growing importance of 3D in the world of sport, notably the highly-anticipated 3D broadcast of the London Olympic Games beginning 27 July, with 10 hours of 3D coverage every day across all sporting disciplines. Also, the 3D Producer Boot Camp, a dedicated workshop for programming and production executives with live 3D capture and playback, will be open to participants on the morning of Wednesday 4 April.

“There are over 50 3D channels available worldwide and with over 20% of US households expected to own 3DTV equipment by 2015, MIPTV wants to encourage the global TV content community to discover the growing creative and business opportunities in 3D television,” underlined Ted Baracos, Reed MIDEM Television Division’s Director of Market Development.

Participants scheduled to feature on the MIPTV 3DTV Focus conferences include Chris Forrester, Contributing Editor, Advanced-Television.com (UK), Tom Morrod, Senior Principle Analyst, TV and Broadcast Technology, IHS Screen Digest, (UK), Peter Angell, Production & Programming, HBS (France), John Cassy, Director, Sky 3D, BSkyB (UK), Duncan Humphreys, Creative Director, Can Communicate (UK), Ghislaine Le Rhun-Gautier, Head of 3D Project, Orange (France), Anthony Geffen, CEO, Atlantic Productions (UK), Eric Klein, CEO, HighTV 3D (Hong Kong), Young Su Oh, Director of Convergence Policy Bureau, KCC (South Korea), Mark Ringwald, Director, Acquisitions & Scheduling, 3net (US), Spencer Stephens, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Corporation (US), David Wood, Deputy Director, Technology and Development, EBU (Switzerland), Laurent Baldoni, 3D Mania, (Spain), Cosetta Lagani, Head of 3D-TV, Sky Italia (Italy), Jacquie Pepall, Producer, Director, 3D Consultant, Dimension Media (UK), Matthew Bristowe, Head of Production, Prime Focus 3D, Prime Focus (UK), Torsten Hoffmann, Managing Partner, 3D Content Hub (Australia), Jonathan Tustain, Editor, 3D Focus (UK) Stephan Heimbecher, Head of Innovations & Standards – Technology, Sky Deutschland (Germany).

The MIPTV 3DTV Focus is organised in partnership with Sony Corporation, The Korean Communications Commission (KCC), The Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA) and The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute’s 3D Innovation Centre.

For more information about MIPTV, visit www.miptv.com.

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ABOUT REED MIDEM

Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors.

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries covering 44 industry sectors. In 2010 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 34 fully staffed offices.

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2 Days in 3D at MIPTV 2012

PARIS, March 9, 2012 – 3D television will jump to the fore at MIPTV 2012, taking place from Sunday 1 to Wednesday 4 April in Cannes, with a dedicated 3DTV Focus programme on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April. Erwin Schmidt, the 3D producer of Wim Wenders’ award-winning film “Pina”, and the President of the International 3D Society, Jim Chabin, will deliver keynote speeches and kick off two days of conferences with integrated 3D screenings, matchmaking sessions, and a 3D Producer Boot Camp — all part of an initiative by MIPTV to encourage 3DTV content creation and provide TV programming executives with expert feedback on the latest developments and global opportunities in 3D television. [Read more...]

3DTV Ventures LLC is Proud to Announce the Full Release of Its 3D Internet Portal Website 3DTV.COM

LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2012 — 3DTV.COM is the first 3D Portal that is devoted solely to filling the needs of the online 3D video community, the fastest growing market in the Video space. [Read more...]

CableLabs Interop Event to Evaluate OpenCable 3DTV Requirements

LOUISVILLE, Colo., January 20, 2012 – CableLabs® will host a 3DTV interoperability event in February, allowing manufacturers of 3D-capable cable set top boxes, TV sets and test equipment to evaluate product implementations that are based on the OpenCable™ 3DTV requirements, or are designed to interoperate with such products. [Read more...]

WealthTV Launches 24/7 3D Channel

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2012 – WealthTV, the luxury lifestyle and entertainment network, announced today that it launched its linear 3D lifestyle and entertainment channel branded WealthTV 3D.  WealthTV 3D is the accumulation of a two year 3D production ramp effort that involved numerous in-house and outside production crews circling the globe. [Read more...]

Currys and PC World say 40% of their TV sales are 3DTVs

LONDON, December 18, 2011 — Currys and PC World, the UK’s leading electricals retailers, report that sales in 3DTVs have breached the 40% mark for the first time ever. The retailers predict that further sales in 3DTV sets will continue to peak this week – catalysed largely by the much anticipated broadcasting of Britain’s favourite prime time show Strictly Come Dancingin 3D this Saturday. [Read more...]

K-micro Samples New Frame Rate Converter LCD Timing Controller for Large-Size LCD TV Market

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 – Kawasaki Microelectronics (K-micro), a leading supplier of image processing LSIs, such as LCD T-Con, has released samples of its new Frame Rate Converter LCD Timing Controller product (FRC T-Con), dubbed VFRC-A1, for the large-size LCD TV market. Mass production will begin in Q2, 2012. [Read more...]

3DTV and Risk of Seizures in Children

BALTIMORE, December 4, 2011 Certain visual patterns and flashing images can provoke seizures in susceptible individuals, particularly among children and adolescents.  Some media reports on the recent introduction of 3D-television sets suggest that this new technology may cause seizures in some viewers.  [Read more...]

CEA’s National 3D Demo Days Provide Unique Opportunity to Experience and Buy Before the Holidays

ARLINGTON, Va., December 2, 2011 – For the second year, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is sponsoring National 3D Demo Days, taking place this weekend, December 2-4, 2011, at local retailers across the country. National 3D Demo Days is a nationwide campaign powered by CEA to help educate consumers about 3D technology and how they can bring the 3D experience into their homes. [Read more...]

Acer H9500BD 3D Projector Delivers Brilliant Imagery for Home Entertainment

SAN JOSE, CA, November 29, 2011 – Acer America today unveils the newest offering in its line of home entertainment projectors, the Acer H9500BD, which provides high-end movie-quality 1080p Full HD projection and support for the latest 3D technologies, including instant 2D-to-3D conversion in high definition. [Read more...]

NVIDIA 3D Vision Vaults to New Dimension With Next-Gen 3D Glasses and Monitors

SANTA CLARA, CA, October 14, 2011 – The best 3D technology for the PC just got better with the introduction of new NVIDIA®3D Vision™ products, which deliver greater realism and immersion than ever for 3D games, movies and photos. [Read more...]

IMG mediahouse Uses Miranda Hybrid Routing for 3DTV Premier League Football Match

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, October 5, 2011 – Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX:MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, today announced that its Hybrid routing was used by IMG mediahouse, a unit of IMG worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, to simplify the signal management for its first major World Feed 3DTV broadcast of a Premiership football match, which took place on Sunday September 18, 2011 between Manchester United and Chelsea FC. [Read more...]

Panasonic 3D Broadcast of US Open Serves Up a Big Hit

SECAUCUS, N.J., Sept. 26, 2011 – Critical acclaim, outstanding viewership and wide availability from major distributors greeted this month’s 3D coverage of the 2011 US Open Tennis Championships. A joint production of CBS Sports, Panasonic and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), this is the second year that American viewers have had the opportunity to watch the US Open in 3D, bringing a unique sense of “being there” to viewers of one of the world’s premiere sporting events. Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Full HD 3D technology, is the official consumer electronics sponsor of the US Open Championships, as well as sponsor of CBS Sports’ 2D and 3D US Open telecasts. [Read more...]

iPONT to Exhibit Live 3D Broadcast Technologies on Glasses-Free 3D TV

LOS ANGELES, September 22, 2011 – iPONT USA, an innovator and technology partner in the glasses-free 3D market, today at 3D Entertainment Summit 2011 introduced the second generation of its breakthrough 3D without glasses system, which gives viewers the most convincing and immersive 3D-viewing experience to date. [Read more...]

Volfoni Sponsors the 4th Annual 3D Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, September 20, 2011 — Volfoni is an official partner of the fourth annual 3D Entertainment Summit, held September 20th to 22nd 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Over a thousand people, including studio executives, filmmakers, and 3D professionals, will descend on Hollywood & Highland to talk shop and exchange ideas. [Read more...]