Technicolor Launches 3D Broadcast Services

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 
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3D Broadcast Capability Extends the Company’s Overall 3D Innovation & Service Offering

PARIS (France), LONDON (UK) — Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) today announced that it has launched the first independent broadcast services platform ready to broadcast 3D channels out of its Chiswick facility in London.

Technicolor has developed its state-of-the-art Broadcast 3D service offering to ensure optimal viewing and distribution technologies are being used. The company is now ready to offer this service to its cable, television, and satellite network service provider clients.

“With the availability of 3D televisions, we are very excited to be the first to offer this new Broadcast 3D service to our customers,” commented Chuck Parker, president of Technicolor’s Digital Content Delivery business. “Broadcast 3D is a natural extension of the many services we’re already providing, including upstream in production and post production, as well as delivering the highest quality 3D images to theatres and to the home via Blu-ray Disc, broadcast, and digital delivery.”

Technicolor is able to manage live or pre-recorded content, from post production through encoding for satellite, cable, IPTV or terrestrial distribution. The company is also able to generate logos and other visual effects for 3D broadcasts. The Broadcast 3D transmission suite at Technicolor’s Chiswick Park offices features equipment from Sensio, Orad and Miranda.

Technicolor is a leader in offering a variety of 3D services to its content creator customers. In addition to Broadcast 3D, the company provides a low cost and high quality film-based theatrical 3D solution, services for Blu-ray 3D, automated 3D subtitling, and auto-stereoscopic content delivery on mobile phones.