Ziggo, Holland’s largest cable operator, is planning 3D trials. However, it has not yet set any specific dates or programmes.
During a special presentation for the media, the Dutch cabler, in cooperation with Samsung 3D, showed pictures over its network. “We can safely say that our network and the set-top boxes in the market are able to deliver the 3D signals to the homes of our subscribers,” said Ziggo COO Marcel Nijhoff
“We now have the technology, our next challenge is to acquire the content. We will do our utmost to get the 3D rights to the World Cup football games,” said Nijhoff. “In order to have success we need to have the whole chain in place, the network, the TV sets and the content.”
Nijhoff expects the first 3D content to be available on the cabler’s On Demand service, but is also contemplating a 3D demo channel. Samsung has already delivered the first 3D TV sets to shops in The Netherlands and they are available right now for prices starting at €1,800.