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Technicolor Supports Canal+ 3D World Cup Broadcasts

Technicolor announced that it is providing play-out services to the Canal+ Group for live 3D broadcast of 2010 FIFA World Cup matches, which began June 11 in South Africa.

According to the statement, working at the Technicolor play-out facility in Saint-Cloud (France), Technicolor specialists are handling live 3D program reception and broadcast, as well as insertion of additional 3D content and commentary from Canal+ sports journalists. The broadcasts are carried on a dedicated Canal+ 3D channel, launched June 8 by the Canal+ Group. This is the first time in France that 3D content has been broadcast live, with full play-out services, including insertion of dynamic graphics.

Frederic Rose, CEO of Technicolor, commented: “We are pleased to provide 3D services for this event to Canal+ , a major, long-standing customer. We have been able to satisfy Canal+ needs thanks to the experience gained providing broadcast play-out for all the Canal+ thematic channels and Canal Overseas, and our expertise in 3D solutions. After attending the “Technology Fair” at our headquarters last month, Canal+ teams were impressed by the potential for innovation highlighted in our 3D demos. That led to further discussions and the decision to handle this 3D broadcast project together.”

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