ARTE to screen 3D special

Jörn Krieger | 20-11-2012

The European cultural channel ARTE is to transmit its whole prime-time programming in three-dimensional format on 15 December 2012.

The 3D special ( dubbed 'dreams of mankind' will commence at 8.15pm CET with a documentary about the Strasbourg Cathedral, still one of the largest sandstone buildings in the world.
At 9.45pm ARTE will take its viewers on a journey into space, accompanying astronauts and visiting space travel-related places including NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston.

The final 3D programme will be The Huber Boys at 10.25pm, a documentary following the adventures of the famous German mountain climbers and showing landscape images in which viewers can feel the depth of the scenes.

The special will be transmitted on the 3D showcase channel of the Astra satellite system (19.2° East) on the frequency 10.803GHz H (SR 22,000, FEC 3/4). For viewers without a 3D TV set, the programmes will be shown in standard format on ARTE's regular channel slots.