Sky opens up its 3D TV Output for as little as £31.50/month


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Good news for those of you who have a 3D TV but don't fancy paying for a top-tier package to get at the content comes via Chris Johns speaking at the Future 3DTV panel during yesterday's Creative Summit.

Amongst a few other nuggets, Johns revealed that Sky will launch a £31.50/month basic-tier HD and 3D TV pack on April 1st called Entertainment Extra. Subscribers will be able to access non sports and movie 3D shows via Sky On Demand.

Johns also said that their 3D audiences are rising: “3D is definitely not ramping back at sky. Subscriptions continue to increase. In April we are opening it wider so if you are now a movie subscriber you get to watch the 3D version and likewise with sports. This is another push to get up the viewing figures up.”


Sky is also planning to diversify it's 3D output. Much of what is currently shown focusses on nature documentaries or reality based programming but Johns told the world to expect more, going forwards: “We are looking at episodic and various TV game shows and the drama space. Watch this space in a few year’s time"

When asked if 4K Ultra HD was a threat to the future of 3D, Johns fell in line with some of our thoughts by saying: “If and when they [4K TVs] come out later this year, it could mean full resolution 3D so I don’t believe 3D is dead. I think it’s a revolution and we are the start of a curve.”

Source: 3D-Focus


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