Samsung’s Gear VR – The Perfect “Second Screen” to Broadcast TV?
The announcement of Samsung’s Gear VR opens up a whole new avenue that even Samsung may not have thought of yet – It’s a perfect second-screen for Broadcast Television and an OTT (over the top) content distribution platform. We aren’t talking on-demand OTT here, no! this device might be the perfect companion to ‘expand’ the TV canvas into a full 360 experience.
Typical scenarios could include:The News in 360
Calling on LG, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung to Smarten up their Smart TVs for “Hybrid” Broadcasting:
Everyone should applaud Fashion TV for pioneering and embracing Stereoscopic 3D in their mainstream programming. For those not in the know (and I only came to know about it a few days ago), FTV has a half hour block of its programming in Stereoscopic 3D. They use the default Frame Compatible 3D format so as to maintain compatibility with today’s HD broadcast signal.
What this means is, that if viewers do NOT have a 3DTV, they will have to watch this segment with the left and right, i.e: the 3D image, showing as two halves of an HD image. This [...]
Broadcast 3D update in the Middle East: by Digital Broadcast Magazine.
June’s issue of ITP’s Digital Broadcast magazine addresses the view-point of a few industry professionals in the manufacturing and content creation spheres of 3DTV.
Real Vision’s opinion on why the Middle East and particularly the GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) states are lagging behind in the 3DTV initiative has been published, and understandably is raising a few eye-brows.
Is the Middle East playing Catch-up TV?
There has been much activity happening in the Broadcast TV market in the region. In Oct and Nov this year alone, up to 4 Broadcast Conferences have happened or are scheduled in the UAE, addressing the subjects of BroadCast TV, it’s future, and the evolving platform that television itself is becoming.
Buzz words such as OTT, catch up TV, IPTV, 3DTV and more is becoming everyday vocabulary among Media professionals in the region.