The objective of this project is to take a practical step forward towards satellite delivered 3D TV at home. There are many companies engaged in the production of 3D TV screens for domestic use and in parallel many companies engaged in the study of new techniques for encoding 3D content and its transportation over satellite networks. However, to date these elements have yet to be integrated to yield a complete service offering for consumer oriented 3D TV broadcasting.
Within the scope of this project is an evaluation of the entire end to end chain, followed by a pilot trial where current technology and user experience will be assessed in depth. The pilot trial will consist of both pre-recorded 3D content and the production of live 3D events. It is recognized that satellite technology, as well as being inherently broadcast in nature, is associated to providing live images from around the globe.
In summary the project objectives are:
The technical architecture was refined during the project through extensive testing in an operational environment and a number of lessons were learnt. These are summarised below.
The main benefits accrued during the project can be summarised as follows:
Hereafter the main stages in the project.
September 2008: the project officially starts
September 2008 – November 2008:
September 2008 – January 2009
January 2009 – July 2009
July 2009 – December 2009
December 2009 - February 2010
February 2010 – August 2010
Questionnaires have been collected.
September 2010 – November 2010
The Stereoscopic Broadcasting project has ended, the 3DSatTV channel is on air and can be received from the EuroBird 9 satellite at 9 degrees East with the following parameters:
Symbol Rate: 27500