3DTV Working Group Convenes at CES

MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF), an advocacy group for standards-based digital television technologies, will hold the inaugural meeting of its recently launched 3DTV Working Group during CES 2010 in Las Vegas. The meeting will take place on Saturday, January 9 between 1 pm and 2 pm at the MGM Conference Center in Room 1
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MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF), an advocacy group for standards-based digital television technologies, will hold the inaugural meeting of its recently launched 3DTV Working Group during CES 2010 in Las Vegas.

The meeting will take place on Saturday, January 9 between 1 pm and 2 pm at the MGM Conference Center in Room 110.

All interested industry participants are invited to attend as the meeting is open to the press as well as both members and non-members of the MPEGIF.

The 3DTV Working Group, with its founding members being Motorola, Harmonic, dicas, NetLogic, MainConcept, and TDVision, will attempt to help close the gap between content mastering and content display.

“I am extraordinarily pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response we received after the launch of our 3D campaign, and I am more convinced than ever that the industry will benefit tremendously from the 3DTV Working Group led by my colleague Dr. Sean McCarthy,” said Sebastian Moeritz, president of MPEGIF and CEO at dicas. “Three-DTV is a fantastic technology representing an interesting challenge and distinctive opportunity both on the technology as well as on the commercial front.”

“Clarity in the set of technologies required to complete a comprehensive delivery chain for 3D video is vital to its success,” added David Price, vice president of MPEGIF and vice president at Harmonic. “The investment in everything from cameras, editing and production suites to encoders to CPE demands global standardization to give business models a chance of success”.

"3DTV is not just the hot topic of the day; it's the natural evolution of digital media for the home,” added Sean McCarthy, chair of MPEGIF’s 3DTV Working Group and Fellow of the technical staff at Motorola. “As we are seeing in the cinema, modern 3D creates a better and more immediate experience that was ever possible before. Today, the technology and ecosystem issues surrounding 3DTV distribution remind me of the challenges the industry faced a few years ago with the emergence of new MPEG4/AVC compression technologies. Yet, in other ways, 3DTV could become widespread much more quickly because 3DTV distribution can leverage existing MPEG-based headends, channels, and digital set top boxes.”

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