Hispasat tests 3D TV

Iñaki Ferreras

3D is the next step for TV and Spanish satellite operator Hispasat does not want to be left behind. The compny has begun to test the technology through taking part in the project “3DLive".

In this project the participants study and define the new broadcasting services of 3D via satellite. The project also analyzes the problems in relation to the new technologies of compression and image transmission in 3D by means of different types of networks (satellite, IPTV, etc.).

“3Dlive” is co-financed by Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce within the 'Plan Avanza I+D' for the Information Society. The project is being coordinated by the country's main telco Telefónica.

The participation of the country's satellite operator means the beginning of new investigation lines for new services such as digital cinema in 3D and the reception of 3D TV in homes.

In the frame of the DVB group Hispasat is part of a working group recently created to follow the evolution and developments in relation to this new TV format.