3net to Launch First 4K TV Series14 Nov, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
3net Studios, the nascent Sony Corp., Discovery Channel and Imax joint venture production arm of 3D channel 3net, Nov. 14 announced its initial slate of original 3D and 4K TV series and specials.
3net Studios’ lineup includes 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 formats), as well as “Marksmen,” the first 3D motion comic series for television. Additional 3D projects include the documentary series “Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D;” the live-action special “Wingsuit Warrior: Jeb Corliss vs. the World;” and the travelogue series “Daydream.”
“Space,” which chronicles the birth, evolution and end of the phenomena that make up the universe, marks the first TV series specifically created for the new 4K resolution.
Dubbed “Ultra HD,” 4K is a standard resolution in digital film and computer graphics. The name "4K" comes from its approximately 4,000 pixels of horizontal resolution.
“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,” 3net CEO Tom Cosgrove said in a statement. “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 finalizes its full 2013 development schedule.”