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Surf’s Up in 3D

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation announced that it will broadcast and produce a 3D surfing event when it shoots The Da Hui Presents the Sponsor Me Backdoor Shootout on January 3, 2011.

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Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation to Make History Again When They Produce the World’s First 3D Surfing Event


ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 30, 2010 — Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation continues to push the envelope; developing and producing the latest and most cutting edge products and productions. Ubiquity will be the first in the world to broadcast and produce a 3D surf contest when they shoot The Da Hui Presents the Sponsor Me Backdoor Shootout January 3, 2011, at one of the world’s most famous surfing locations, the feared Pipeline.

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is famous for making broadcasting history. In June of 2010 they live broadcasted Hawaii’s first surfing contest using an IP Backhaul; giving broadcasters the ability to broadcast live events over the internet, television, and mobile media devices from hard to reach places. In 2011 they are at it again, by being the first broadcasting company in the world to attempt a 3D production of a live surfing event.

CEO of Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation Chris Carmichael said, “Big waves make for great 3D television, 3D movies, and 3D Imax. There are currently very few 3D options; we aim to be one of the premier 3D options in the Action Sports arena.”

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation has once again assembled an award winning production team for its latest 3D endeavor. Clio award winner and CEO of Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, Chris Carmichael has put together one of the best 3D crews in America. Ubiquity’s 3D team includes world-famous IMAX 3D filmmaker Mike Prickett and stereographic 3D cinematographers Antonio Fernie Apobaca and Jason Mueller; add 6 time Emmy Award winning producer Steve Jacobs, and Ubiquity is poised to produce some of the best 3D content on the market.

Emmy Award winner Steve Jacobs, board member of Ubiquity, said, “Having produced the first 3D College Football game for Sony and the consumer electronics show, seeing Ubiquity’s 3D capability, I know we are at the forefront of 3D technology and production.”

Prickett, Mueller, and Apodaca are most famous for their role in the 3D production of the live U2 concert. This award winning 3D team will provide audiences an unprecedented immersive 3D viewing experience of Pipeline and a glimpse of what the future of entertainment and 3D offer.

Ubiquity Broadcasting will be using the latest in 3D technology and equipment developed by Ubiquity and Mike Prickett. The patent-pending hi-speed 35mm 3D camera is the first of its kind, and is beginning to revolutionize the 3D industry. Ubiquity’s and Prickett’s 3D camera provide cutting edge technology that aligns the eye position of a stereographic camera in real time, has high res 3D zoom lenses, and integrated digital processing. Ubiquity’s 3D camera has two camera eyes that match the right eye with the left eye in full frame simultaneously, while digitally syncing the image. The 3D camera processes images from each camera eye in a full 35mm frame at 200 frames per second, making it the fastest 3D camera out there.

Using the latest in 3D technology and one of the best 3D crews in America, Ubiquity will produce 3D content from The Da Hui Presents the Sponsor Me Backdoor Shootout January 3, 2011. The Backdoor Shootout is held at the world famous Banzai Pipeline, on the North Shore of Hawaii. The contest features some of the gnarliest waves on the planet rode by the biggest names in surfing. Makua Rothman, Bruce Irons, Reef Mcintosh, Sunny Garcia, Kai Barger, Jamie O Brien, Ian Walsh, and John John Florence are just some of the surfers signed up for the event. Quiksilver, Hurley, RVCA, Volcom,Vans, Da Hui, and the North Shore Boys all have submitted teams vying for the $125,000 prize purse and the best team in surfing.

Ubiquity’s 3D team and advanced technology allow the director and stereographer to work together harmoniously. This harmony will be brought to life by the production of The Da Hui Presents the Sponsor Me Backdoor Shootout. Ubiquity will produce and distribute the 3D content captured at the Backdoor Shootout to 3D networks, theatres, and to the production of DVD’s. The next evolution of digital cinema is here, and Ubiquity is poised to make its play in 3D cinema and 3D mobile.


Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation
Redefining content creation and distribution for the digital age, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is a next-generation company, creating the world’s first ubiquitous network, where content distribution is platform and screen independent. With more than 60 worldwide patents and patents-pending, Ubiquity is accelerating the ultimate convergence of media: mobile, internet and television. UBC redefines broadcasting for the digital age, placing the UBC network at the forefront of a fully global, mobile society. In addition to its technology developments, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation also produces and distributes video coverage for the upcoming “Sponsor Me” series of Action Sports events. The company is privately held, based in San Juan Capistrano CA.

Sponsor Me
Sponsor Me is the premier action-sports social media group. Sponsor Me is creating a signature contest series for both professional and amateur athletes in the action sports of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, MMA, drifting and others. The contests are supported by live webcasts via the Sponsor Me site and delivered to mobile devices. Sponsor Me competitions will be held regionally, judged by the pros, and the winners will go on to compete on a national level where fans will have the opportunity to vote online and via SMS. The founders of Sponsor Me grew up competing and participating in all areas of action sports, and some continue to compete at a professional level today.