SCTE begins 3DTV standardisation

The US Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is to explore the standardisation that would be required for the carriage of next generation 3D content on cable networks. The study would be overseen by the SCTE Engineering Committee as part of a standards program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

“Although 3D content is available today over cable, the long-term delivery of next generation 3D content will be strengthened by the adoption of uniform engineering and technical criteria,” said SCTE engineering committee chair Charlie Kennamer. “To that end, SCTE intends to examine new 3D television technology to develop standards that can be used by the cable industry to deliver a more immersive television experience.”

SCTE’s Digital Video Subcommittee (DVS) will now look to make recommendations on the standards and protocols needed by the cable sector. It will also consider the work of other organisations such as the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).