Technicolor announced that it is providing play-out services to the CANAL + Group for live 3D broadcast of 2010 FIFA World Cup matches, which began June 11 in South Africa.
Paris (France) – 21 June 2010 - Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) announced that it is providing play-out services to the CANAL + Group for live 3D broadcast of 2010 FIFA World Cup matches, which began June 11 in South Africa.
Working at the Technicolor play-out facility in Saint-Cloud (France), Technicolor specialists are handling live 3D program reception and broadcast, as well as insertion of additional 3D content and commentary from CANAL + sports journalists. The broadcasts are carried on a dedicated CANAL+ 3D channel, launched June 8 by the CANAL+ Group. All the members of the expert Technicolor 3D team in St. Cloud have joined forces to meet this challenge and make the event a success.
This is the first time in France that 3D content has been broadcast live, with full play-out services, including insertion of dynamic graphics.
Frederic Rose, CEO of Technicolor, commented: “We are pleased to provide 3D services for this event to CANAL+, a major, long-standing customer. We have been able to satisfy CANAL + needs thanks to the experience gained providing broadcast play-out for all the CANAL+ thematic channels and CANAL OVERSEAS, and our expertise in 3D solutions. After attending the “Technology Fair” at our headquarters last month, CANAL + teams were impressed by the potential for innovation highlighted in our 3D demos. That led to further discussions and the decision to handle this 3D broadcast project together.”
A leader in broadcast services, Technicolor manages both recorded and live programming, handling production, play-out, postproduction and media management for broadcasters through facilities worldwide. Technicolor also offers 3D services to content creation and distribution clients, including a 3D cinema solution, services for authoring and replicating Blu-ray 3D discs, automated 3D subtitling, and auto-stereoscopic content authoring for mobile devices. In addition, one of the company’s advanced research programs is dedicated to 3D.
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With more than 95 years of experience in entertainment innovation, Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, and gaming customers. The company is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services to content creators and distributors. Technicolor is one of the world’s largest film processors; one of the largest independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs (including Blu-ray Disc); and a leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways. The company also operates an Intellectual Property and Licensing business.
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