Worldwide 3D Broadcasting Firing Up Competition for Industry Standard



The three-dimensional (3D) imagery boom began back in about 2005, and is finally beginning to move into broadcasting. Moving pictures began in the 1890s, with moving pictures evolving from silent imagery to the “talkies,” from black-and-white to color, and recently to digital… the next step is full-scale 3D broadcasting and distribution services for 3D TVs. There are no standards yet, though, like an orchestra lacking a conductor. This article probes interoperability between competing broadcasting and distribution methods, and the future of standardization.