We’re launching 3DMovieChannel during first quarter next year. Everybody who today can watch movies on YouTube will be able to watch our movies in full 3D. That means everybody with a computer but also the 65 million people with a flatscreen connected to their gaming console.
– Steen Iversen, ColorCode3D
Sony recently announced that they will be ready with 3D televisions next year and Samsung already has a 3D television on the market. Sky, TV provider in the UK, plans on delivering Premier League football matches in 3D already next year, but it requires a 3D television – which is not required in order to watch 3D movies through 3DMovieChannel.
Initially 3DMovieChannel plans on featuring IMAX movies, but the dane Steen Iversen is also negotiating with Hollywood for more movies.
Everything seems to be about 3D right now. Titanic director, James Cameron, is working on a blockbuster named “Avatar” which is said to be the first and biggest attempt on a 3D movie hit. Jeffrey Katzenberg from Dreamworks even believes that 3D is the third revolution of the movie media.
The first one was when silent movies got replaced by talking movies, the second when we went from black and white to colors, he says.
3DMovieChannel does not require much more bandwidth than watching YouTube, only around 10-15% more. If you want better quality on the dedicated 3D flatscreens it will be about the same as watching a HD YouTube clip.
It’s not only about movies though. The 3D glasses that Steen Iversen and his company have designed also allows for use with gaming. They will be using Denmark as their “test market” and they expect to have the 3D glasses and software ready for Christmas with a price tag of less than $60.
A demonstration of the 3D glasses are to be held later this month.