BBC: 3D is a distraction from HD
Broadcaster explains its stance on the 3D hype
The BBC outlined its 3D stance at the IPTV World Forum in London this week, highlighting concerns that its recent popularity is taking away the focus from HD.
Danielle Nagler, head of HD at the BBC, noted that there may well be an interest in 3D at the moment but the BBC was remaining cautious about what the format actually brings.
“We are excited about the developments of 3D but we need to see what the long term benefits of 3D to broadcasters is, before we commit,” she explained.
“We are not clear on what makes good 3D and are certainly not clear on what makes good 3D television. The trials we are doing are a bit like early colour – it looks interesting but there is a long way to go.”
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