3D Cable Television to be Premiered at the Western Show in Los Angeles
DDD says that in June 1999 it entered into a development agreement with GI to integrate DDD's DeepSee 2D-compatible 3D-transmission technologies with GI's consumer set-top terminal. The company claims that the project will result in the ability to provide consumers with 3D programming that can be watched in 2D or 3D, depending on the viewer's preference.
DDD states that its DeepSee system is now integrated into GI's digital set-top terminal and will decode 3D data when the viewer so chooses. GI's Denton Kanouff says that "integrating DDD's technology in our consumer set-top terminals enables broadcasters to transmit 2D-compatible 3D programming using the same single channel as the 2D programming. This provides a cost-effective and efficient way to broadcast 3D." DDD's Chris Yewdall adds that "our DeepSee 3D content and delivery technologies are creating new levels of expectation in digital broadcasting."