Coronation Street Soon in 3D
Coronation Street is the most popular TV series in UK. The show was already on air in black and white in 1960. After going HD, Coronation Street was 3D tested in 2011.
And now while the series stage is moving to brand new studios inside the MediaCity in Salfords Quays (Manchester,UK) the production is also switching from HD cameras to brand new 3D rigs.
Dr. Who Coming to British 3D TV Sets for Christmas
Doctor Who is maybe the oldest TV series. For its 50th anniversary, it will be screened in 3D just before Christmas 2013. Doctor Who celebrates its 50th birthday in November, but it is not the first time viewers have had the chance to see the Time Lord in stereoscopic 3D. Doctor Who's 30th anniversary was marked in 1993 with a 3D story, "Dimensions in Time", broadcast as part of Children In Need.
The stereoscopic 3D special will be visible in cinemas in the UK and can be watched at home on the BBC HD channel on 23 November, 2013. The BBC’s controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson said: “It’s about time. Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who and your television is now bigger on the inside. A whole new dimension of adventure for the Doctor to explore.”
3D Ads are Coming to Movie Theaters
3D ads are still far from mainstream in movie theaters. Usually we get some 3D stereoscopic trailers and that's it... Now small agencies are diving more and more into the 3D stereoscopic ad business. As an example, we found the brand new 3DPictoris agency in Plouzané (Bretagne, France). The new company is two months old and released this week the "Albatros" 3D clip, an ice hockey ad presented along "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service" in French theaters.
Which is Witch, a 3D TV Series Shot in 2D and 3D
Think: “High School Magical”, “Sabrina” meets “Glee” and you will end with "Which is Witch?", a 26-episodes TV series (26 minutes each) being shot from December 2012 to March 2013 in Liège, Belgium. Produced by I love Television, Genao Productions, and Canal J, the series targets 5 to 12 years olds.
"Which is Witch?" is shot in 2D and stereoscopic 3D at the same time. Shooting gear are provided by TSF.BE and include two PS-Technics FreeStyle 3D rigs fitted with a pair of Canon 300C cameras and one Sony PMW TD-300 integrated stereoscopic camera. The stereographer has a couple of 47" passive 3D screens for on set checking.
"Which is Witch?" will be seen on Nickelodeon in 2013. Watch the trailer here under.
Zoobabu, the 3D Cartoon series from Spain
Disney in Japan, Discovery Kids in Latin America and Al Jazeera’s Children’s Channel in the Middle East have all picked up the Spanish preschool toon 3D stereoscopic series Zoobabu.
The BRB Internacional stereoscopic 3D series (104episodes lasting two minutes each) has also been licensed by Canal+ in France, Pixel in Ukraine, Minika in Turkey and Spanish pubcaster Clan-TVE. Mobile operator Orange will air Zoobabu via its TV platforms in French-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries across Europe.
The Zoobabu world is full of box shaped animals. So expect encounters with cubic birds, cubic snakes, and cubic girafes...
An view from the 'Pig' Zoobabu episode fully visible here under in 3D.