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TCL Delivers 3D Filming of Asian Games
China’s First Attempt of 3D Sports Broadcasting
GUANGZHOU, CHINA–(November 23, 2010) – On November 21, TCL kicked off its experimental 3D filming of Asian Games events and debuted a 3D viewing of soccer matches to the general audience. TCL, the official partner of Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, screened 3D filming of two Asian Games soccer matches: China vs. South Korea and Kuwait vs. United Arab Emirates. This is the first time that 3D filming of sports matches was introduced — not only in China but in the history of the Asian Games — a monumental progress for 3D-TV technology.
TCL has established a world-class filming and production team staffed with over twenty professional directors and technical experts from the U.S., South Korea and China to shoot and produce 3D videos featuring some of the sports matches and Guangzhou’s cultural landscape. These videos will be shown on TCL’s 3D-TVs in the Asian Games stadiums and venues.
Supported by the State Administration of Radio Film and Television and the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Asian Games is a platform to showcase 3D-TV technology, boost China’s technological influence in the 3D-TV sector, promote industry developments, and enhance the popularity of the Asian Games via 3D-TV. TCL is the only company from the TV industry to delve into experimental 3D filming during the Asian Games.
QC Liang, General Manager-Branding of TCL Corporation, said, “The 3D filming of sports events at the Asian Games indicates that we are ready to launch into the new arena of live 3D broadcasting during sports matches. TCL hopes to deliver a new visual experience to audiences through its advanced 3D technology. To promote the growth of the 3D-TV industry, TCL, the main initiator of China 3D Industry Association (C3D), actively supports and participates in the commercialization of 3D and video standards with independent intellectual property rights, such as AVS, CBHD and DiiVA.”
As one of the only companies in the world that delivers products powered by three 3D display technologies, TCL boasts leading technical advantages in the field of 3D-TV. In addition to the commercialized 3D autostereoscopic TV, TCL also launched 3D shutter glass and 3D pattern retarder LED Internet HDTVs. The TCL P10 series boasts the world’s largest 65-inch 3D Internet TV screen. In terms of content creation, TCL 3D-TVs feature multi-view content production, and 3D CG software or live filming and enable the seamless switch between 2D and 3D content.
On September 19th, 2010, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television announced that its agencies are developing China’s 3D-TV standards and plans to launch a trial 3D-TV broadcast next year. Internationally, only a few TV stations such as ESPN and Sky provide 3D broadcast services to audience. It’s expected that 3D-TV technology will enable the 3D filming at the Incheon Asian Games in 2014.
Industry experts say that 3D-TV technology is representative of the advanced technology used at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games and their placement in various venues will promote interest in 3D-TVs among normal consumers. As the only manufacturer participating in this 3D filming project, TCL is looking forward to the future development of expanding the reach of 3D technology. During the Guangzhou Asian Games, TCL 3D-TVs will showcase 3D Asian Games demo videos in the Main Press Center, the International Broadcast Center, the Garden Hotel and other main venues of the Games.
Established in 1981, TCL Corporation is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. TCL employs more than 50,000 people in over 80 operations, including 18 R&D centers, 20 manufacturing bases, and more than 40 sales offices around the world.
With 2009 global sales of USD 6.49 billion (including 14.28 million TV sets and 16.12 million mobile handsets), and serving more than 100 million consumers worldwide, TCL Corporation is comprised of four business divisions — Multimedia, Communications, Home Appliances and Techne Electronics. It also has two affiliated business areas: Real Estate & Investment and Logistics & Services. TCL is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, DVD players, air conditioners, and GSM, CDMA mobile phones. In 2004, TCL merged with some of the world’s most admired and recognized brands and businesses, including the Thomson television business and Alcatel mobile phones. Please visit us at http://www.tcl.com/en.php and for information on TCL’s sponsorhip of Asian Games http://gz2010.tcl.com/EnglishSite/index.aspx