YouVue launches 3D video sharing platform

YouVue has launched a 3D sharing platform that it says is the “first-of-its kind”. With stakeholders including Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures and Airbus, YouVue promises to stream “lifelike, photorealistic experiences” from any 3D media source to everyday mobile devices. Joe Mikhail, CEO of YouVue, said: “All solutions to date have been housed in closed ecosystems. […]

NTT Docomo develops 8K VR system for live video over 5G

NTT Docomo has developed what it claims to be the world’s first 8K 3D virtual reality (VR) system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over 5G. The Japanese mobile operator said that viewers will be able to use head-mounted displays to experience music and sporting events in realistic 3D […]

PlayStation VR adds support for 3D movies

Sony has added 3D movie support to PlayStation VR in the latest software update for its PlayStation 4 games console. Sony said in a blog post that version 4.50 of the PS4 system software will let users watch 3D Blu-rays via PlayStation VR, with the addition of stereoscopic 3D support. The update also adds external hard […]

Sky enlists 3D veteran for VR ballet experience

Sky has partnered with the English National Ballet (ENB) and new content firm Factory 42 to produce a VR performance for Sky’s forthcoming VR app. Factory 42, a new immersive content production company set up by former Sky 3D director, John Cassy will produce the two-minute piece, which will be based on the Akram Khan-choreographed version […]

Altice to bring holographic handsets to SFR customers

Media and telecom investor Altice has teamed up with HP Labs technology spin-off LEIA Inc to bring holographic display mobile phone handsets to the European market by the end of next year. According to Altice, its strategic partnership with LEIA will combine the latter’s Holographic Reality platform with Altice’s own content and media assets to […]

Virtual reality to be ‘much more significant than 3D’, says ARM exec

Virtual reality will play a “much more significant role in the future than 3D”, according to Mark Dickinson, senior vice-president and and general manager, media processing group, at chipmaker ARM. Speaking at IBC this morning, Dickinson said it is still unclear how VR will evolve, but predicted it would have a “strong role in gaming” […]

Sky axes linear 3D channel

Sky is scrapping its 3D linear channel and making its 3D content “fully on-demand” from this June.  Announcing the move in a company blog post, Sky brand director, TV products, Luke Bradley-Jones, said that the changes to 3D are “all part of making our on demand offering a fantastic destination for customers.” Sky launched its […]

European Sky channels showing Pope’s canonisation in 3D

Sky’s dedicated 3D channels in Italy, Germany and the UK will broadcast the upcoming canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The event is being produced by the Vatican Television Centre and will go out live on the Sky channels on Sunday, April 27, starting at 9.30pm. It will also be filmed […]

Hispasat explores 4K with High TV 3D following carriage deal

3D channel High TV 3D has begun broadcasting on the Hispasat satellite platform at 30° West. Hispasat will broadcast High TV 3D across Europe from its Hispasat 1E satellite in partnership with media services provider Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales. Hispasat said it and High TV 3D are also exploring opportunities to distribute 4K TV content. Hispasat […]

Viasat closes 3D network citing low viewing figures

MTG’s Nordic pay TV broadcaster Viasat is closing its dedicated 3D network, citing low viewing figures since the channel’s launch in 2012.  Speaking to DTVE, a Viasat spokesperson confirmed that Viasat 3D would go off air tonight, but said that customers would still be able to access on-demand movie titles in 3D. “We have chosen to […]

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