SES preps 3D tests this spring

Satellite services operator SES World Skies will conduct a series of 3D TV tests this spring. 

SES said it will team with broadcasters, producers, TV makers and technology companies for the ‘real-world’ tests, which are focused on the US. “While stereoscopic formats are being debated, the test platform allows everyone from content producers and cable operators to the makers of TVs and 3D glasses to identify firsthand any compatibility issues with existing satellite-based video distribution systems,” said Bryan McGuirk, senior VP of media solutions at SES New Skies.

Separately, SES World Skies parent company SES, has placed a €650 million bond. It said the ten-year bond issue was 4.5 times oversubscribed.