SBS to Launch 3D Channel

SBS will launch a dedicated 3D channel in The Netherlands before the end of the year, said Eric van Stade, MD of SBS Broadcasting. Speaking at the Het Nieuwe TV Kijken ("The New TV") congress in Amsterdam, he added that the broadcaster wants to be part of new developments. “We do not know if 3D will be a success in the home, but we can’t afford to miss an opportunity.”

SBS will be working with a number of yet to be announced partners to establish the channel.

In a related development, Dutch industry players are planning to establish a 3D platform bringing together broadcasters, distribution partners, production companies and others.

By Robert Briel, Broadband TV News