DTG 3DTV Technical Seminar – London: The Digital TV Group is to lead the development of the 3DTV standard in the UK, the industry association has confirmed. The work follows the 2009 consultation launched by the DTG to gain members’ views on the technological feasibility and viability of the technology.
“The DTG has been at the heart of every development in UK digital television since its inception more than a decade ago,” Simon Gauntlett, technology director, DTG. “Since the launch of our consultation, 3D has evolved from an emerging technology limited to cinema into a compelling home entertainment proposition – with broadcasters set to launch 3D services as early as this year and technical standards approved for 3D Blu-ray and HDMI – what is currently missing is a standard for delivering 3D to the home via broadcast or IP.”
A number of organizations are already working on different aspects of 3D standardization. These include the DVB, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The DTG brings ten years of work on the D-Book and its involvement in Project Canvas that has extended into profiling the UK specification for hybrid ‘connected TV’ services that also include SeeSaw and Sky Player.