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Technicolor First to Provide Blu-ray™ 3D Interactive Menus and Games Capabilities
Paris (France) & Hollywood (California) – November 2, 2010 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; NYSE: TCH) today announced that it has developed Blu-ray 3D Java interactive tools and service offerings including 3D Menus and the first 3D stereoscopic game for Blu-ray 3D. Technicolor will be demonstrating these new capabilities at the Blu-Con 2010 conference in Beverly Hills, CA on November 2nd.
The Blu-ray 3D Java interactive technology was developed in-house by Technicolor’s Research and Innovation team and the disc was produced by Technicolor’s production team in Burbank, CA.
“This announcement marks yet another advancement that Technicolor has pioneered in the world of Blu-ray 3D,” said Chuck Parker, president of Technicolor’s Digital Content Delivery division. “We remain diligent in inventing new technologies that will continue to support our studio client by making the Blu-ray 3D experience even more immersive and compelling for consumers at home.”
Technicolor provides full turn-key Blu-ray 3D services utilizing its first-to-market, high-quality MVC compression tool, 3D authoring and programming with BD-JIVE and its advanced depth analysis tool for 3D subtitles and graphics. Technicolor’s 3D design services have also provided cutting edge on-screen 3D graphics for broadcast and Blu-ray Disc titles.
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients,the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the worlds’ leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world’s largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs.