Published: 10.58 Europe/London, May 23, 2011

Polish DTH platform n has launched a 3D version of its user interface, enabling full functionality during the broadcast of live sports and movies.

n is using the 3D version of ADB’s Carbo interface. Carbo itself is now running across 10 operators,

The ITI-owned service launched nShow3D last autumn, but until last week audiences had to switch back to a 2D channel to access the EPG and other menu features. Although the current version, introduced on May 16, doesn’t yet feature any 3D effects it blends with the 3D content, dynamically moving in and out with the 3D images, so that it always sits in front of the images.

ADB says it was necessary for its software engineers to explore all the possible use case scenarios of how 2D and 3D contents would interact in typical TV watching scenarios, and develop complex algorithms to support them.

The new release of Carbo was made available by an over-the-air software upgrade of the installed set-top devices.