By : Chris Tribbey | Posted: 05 Jan 2010
Owners of 3D-capable TVs and PCs will have access to a 3D-only service in the coming months.
Next3D said it will launch its Next3DTV service during the first quarter. It will feature stereoscopic 3D content (with glasses), including films, trailers, news, sports, weather maps and more. The rental service also will include some free content. Pricing was not immediately available for the broadband-delivered service.
“With millions of 3D-ready TVs, computers and monitors rapidly entering the home, we’ve created Next3DTV as a one-stop-shop for the consumer to easily get great 3D entertainment and content,” said Next3D chair Steve Heyer. “Our encoding and playback technology provides an amazing viewing experience. Next3DTV wraps that experience in ease of access and convenience.”
The service also will involve user-created channels, where 3D enthusiasts can share 3D video and still images.