Eutelsat signs 3D agreement with Euro1080

Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed a deal with HD TV specialist Euro1080 with the aim of enhancing Eutelsat’s 3D channel, which is broadcast by the Eurobird 9A satellite at 9° East.

Under the agreement, Euro1080 and its TV production company Alfacam will bring to the 3D channel their experience in producing and recording sports events and concerts in 3D, as well as technical resources. They will also offer a directory of over 100 hours of 3D content including football, tennis, boxing, cricket, documentaries and concerts.

Eutelsat said the aim of its 3D channel is to showcase the effectiveness of satellite for the  delivery of 3D TV and to provide various players across the 3D video sector with a platform for testing and promoting 3D formats and solutions.