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  • Oct
  • 19

We Love 3D

By: SES

 

Viewers with access to 3D television watch 3D programmes regularly, according to research from Strategy Analytics. Two thirds of 3DTV owners across Europe and the US are watching at least one show in 3D each week, while 41% claim to be watching one or more shows in 3D every day.

 

Another survey in the US on behalf of Panasonic by Frank N Magid Associates has found that once viewers have experienced 3DTV, most think it significantly improves their viewing experience. Of those surveyed, 99% said 3DTV is at least "somewhat better" than either standard or high definition 2D TV while 71 per cent said that 3DTV is "much better" or "dramatically better" than 2D. Eleven 3D channels are currently broadcast on ASTRA satellites.

 

Visit www.strategyanalytics.com and www.magid.com for more information

 

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3DTV

  • Oct
  • 18

More to 3DTV

By: SES

The DVB Group, which sets technical standards for digital TV broadcasting, is producing new ‘Phase 2' standards for 3D TV broadcasts, expected to be in place next year. Extensions to the 3D standards used at the moment include full high definition for 3D broadcasts and adjustable depth so viewers can alter the intensity of the 3D effect according to viewing conditions, to reduce any eye strain.

 

SES (operator of the ASTRA satellites) is a member of the DVB Group.

 

Visit www.dvb.org for more information

 

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3DTV, SES

  • Oct
  • 17

Spanish pay-TV platform Digital+ is now known as Canal+. The platform broadcasting from ASTRA 19.2°E includes a number of Canal+ branded channels, and owners Prisa believes that the Canal+ brand, known in Spain for over 20 years, has greater recognition than the Digital+ name created in 2003 from the merger of Canal Satelite Digital and Via Digital. To avoid confusion, the entertainment channel Canal+ is also changing, to Canal+ 1.

 

Visit www.plus.es for more information

 

 

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19.2, ASTRA, Canal+, Digital Plus

  • Oct
  • 04

 

Over 3 million receivers for TNTSAT, the satellite-delivered platform for French digital terrestrial TV have now been sold. Just four years old, TNTSat provides access for all of France to 18 free-to-air channels, France O, the 24 regional France 3 channels, plus Arte, France 2, M6 and TF1 in high definition, broadcast via the ASTRA 19.2°E satellites.

 

More than 50 different TNTSAT receiver models are available to French residents, which can also receive 11 additional French-language TV channels and 40 French radio stations from ASTRA 19.2°E.

 

Visit www.tntsat.tv for more information

 

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19.2, TNTSAT

  • Oct
  • 04

 

Following in the footsteps of other major TV manufacturers, Panasonic is adding support for the combined  broadcast and internet technology standard, HbbTV, to its top-of-the-range connected sets, and set-top box maker, Harvard International is launching a range of HbbTV receivers for the UK's Freesat satellite TV platform (via ASTRA 28.2°E) for sale before Christmas.

 

The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) standard, founded by a consortium of broadcasting and electronics companies including SES (operator of the ASTRA satellites), enables content delivered via the Internet, such as catch up services and television ‘apps', to be seamlessly integrated with broadcast TV.

 

Visit http://panasonic.net and www.harvardplc.com for more information

 

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28.2, UK

 

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