Until 2012, 3D TV content outside of movies has been fairly limited on the TV. This year, though, it seems to have grown in a number of ways. More games, more channels, and all of it better content as worthwhile providers become more and more interested in 3D. This year marked the first Olympic Games being broadcast in 3D, and now look who else wants a slice of the pie!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AND SENSIO TEAM UP FOR STREAMING 3D CONTENT
by Mel Martin
Sensio and National Geographic team up for 3D with 3DGO!
SENSIO Technologies has announced an agreement with National Geographic Cinema Ventures over 3D content that will be accessible for on-demand rental on 3DGO!. Available in the Fall of 2012 across the US, 3DGO! is the first dedicated 3D transactional VOD service that will offer the largest selection of high-quality 3D content – such as Hollywood blockbusters, must-see documentaries, and exclusive live events – to consumers whose 3DTVs support SENSIO 3D technology.
National Geographic is one of the largest scientific and educational institutions in the world, as well as a pioneer and an important player in movie and TV industry that reaches more than 435 million households in 37 languages in 173 countries.
“We are pleased by this association with a pioneer in the 3D industry, and to have the opportunity to make our 3D content available to consumers through this unique high-quality 3D platform”, said Lisa Truitt, President at National Geographic Cinema Ventures. “This is an exciting time for 3D and consumers are craving for more content to watch at home. We believe 3DGO! will be greatly attractive for consumers looking for high-quality 3D content, and we are thrilled to be taking part of it.”
3DGO! uses the award-winning SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D technology, a frame-compatible technology providing high-fidelity stereoscopic images using conventional 2D channels. After installing the application on a connected 3DTV, consumers will simply need to select the 3DGO! service to immediately start enjoying 3D content. The transactional model will offer consumers instant and easy access to a wide 3D library, which SENSIO commits to continue to develop. Neither subscription nor additional equipment is required.
National Geographic Cinema Ventures is responsible for production and distribution of giant-screen, 3D and specialty films. Over the last decade, NGCV has produced or released a number of successful films, including Academy Award-nominated documentaries “Restrepo” and “The Story of the Weeping Camel”; giant-screen award-winning films “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure,” “U2 3D,”"Mysteries of Egypt” and “Forces of Nature”; and feature-length films “The Last Lions” and “Life in a Day.”
Article Courtesy of 3DTV.com
Now that sounds like 3D TV worth watching. Part of National Geographic’s greatest appeal is bringing you closer to the world, showing you places and things you might never have seen, so it only makes sense that you would want to immerse yourself in all of it with 3D. To get the best experience, make sure you’ve got high quality 3D Glasses for your 3D TV, or those sea monsters just won’t have the impact you’re craving.