DTG to profile UK standard for 3DTV

The DTG has announced they are to lead the development of a UK standard for 3DTV products and services.

Simon Gauntlett, Technology Director at the DTG, made the announcement yesterday (21 January) at the DTG's 3DTV Seminar.

In 2009 the DTG launched the UK's first industry consultation on 3DTV to gain members' views on the technological feasibility and viability of the technology, and the role in which the DTG should play in its development.

Simon Gauntlett said: "The DTG has been at the heart of every development in UK digital television since its inception more than a decade ago.

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 3-D Blu-ray and HDMI—what is currently missing is a standard for delivering 3D to the home via broadcast or IP delivery.

Our 3D consultation revealed members had concerns over uncertainties over standards for 3D and clearly told us the DTG should assume a leadership role in developing an approved, open standard for broadcast 3D."

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