3net broadens scope from 3D to 4K with new production arm
Editor | 15-11-2012
As it maintains that it has not yet lost faith in 3DTV, despite its failure to take off, 3net Studios has revealed an initial slate of original 3D and 4K TV series and specials to be produced under its newly-formed production company.
The Sony, Discovery and IMAX joint venture believes that with its new slate it will "break new ground for television" and that its launch will represent several global firsts in 3D and 4K programming. Content will include live action and animated projects such as SPACE, the first series to be produced in what the company calls "TotalD" (native 3D 4K, 2D 4K, 3D 2K and both 3D/2D HD), as well as MARKSMEN, what it claims is the world's first 3D motion comic series for television. Additional 3D projects include a documentary series, a live action special and a travelogue series.
"Today's announcement marks an important first step in our ongoing mission to meet the increasing global demand for high quality, original 3D and 4K television content head on," explained 3net president/CEO Tom Cosgrove. "We're proud of the diverse initial slate of live action and animated series we have created and look forward to expanding it as 3net Studios finalises its full 2013 development schedule."