Tag Archive | 3D

Upside Forecast for 3D TV Sales, but Not 3D Video Content

Consumer uptake of 3D hardware continues apace, with the market on track to achieve 157.7 million 3DTV sales in 2017, up from a forecast of 59.3 million for 2013, according to Futuresource Consulting.

In 2017, 3DTVs will account for 58% of all TVs sold across the globe, rising from 18% last year,” says Sam Leech, Research Analyst, Futuresource Consulting.

via Futuresource

Why 2013 Marks a Key Turning Point for 3D Movies

Cinema box office revenues from 3D film releases in North America fell 13.1% in the first half of 2013 to $1.05 billion — that’s compared with $1.21 billion in 2012, according to IHS.

It was the second quarter which recorded the stronger performance of 23.2 percent of total box office coming from 3D screens. This was a large improvement on the 12.2 percent share in the first three months of 2013.

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The Necessary Evil of 3D Movie Production Investments

Domestic audiences may be choosing 2D in greater and greater numbers, but 3D is still a massive draw in overseas markets around the world — or at least accepted as a new normal for viewing Hollywood exports.

For mega-budget films like ‘World War Z’ and ‘Pacific Rim,’ especially when you’re dealing with non-sequels, the overseas draw that is 3D may make the difference between a minor financial miss and a possible franchise.

via Forbes

Why 3D TV Broadcasts are Failing to Gain Adoption

The BBC is to suspend 3D programming for an indefinite period due to a “lack of public appetite” for the technology.

Last month, U.S. sports network ESPN announced it was to close its 3D channel in the U.S. due to a lack of uptake. Recent figures from the U.S. suggest no more than 120,000 people are watching 3D channels at any one time.

via BBC News

Exploring the 3D Mobile Apps Global Market Opportunity

The global 3D mobile market shipments are expected to increase to 547.69 million units by the end of 2018. This will see CAGR growth in shipment volume of around 62% between 2013 and 2018.

The most significant sectors of the global 3D mobile market are the 3D-enabled smartphone and tablets markets.

The increased proliferation of gaming and video content has finally made 3D a mainstream technology.

via CompaniesAndMarkets

Pacific Rim – 3D Movie Coming in the Summer of 2013

From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures new 3D movie “Pacific Rim.”

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end.

To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers.

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Movies on 3D Blu-ray Discs Gain Traction in U.S. Homes

While it isn’t making the headlines it was two years ago, 3D for the home is quietly catching on in U.S. households, according to Nielsen and Home Media Magazine.

Recent theatrical hits are generating significant chunks of their total unit sales from 3D.

The week ended Oct. 14, 20th Century Fox’s Prometheus, in its first week in stores, generated 25% of its unit sales from the 3D version.

via Hollywood Reporter

Digital and 3D Cinema Market Trends in Europe

The active digital screen base now exceeds 23,000 for the first time in Europe — 53 percent were also 3D enabled as at end Q3 2012.

There are now 21 territories in Europe with over half of screens converted to d-cinema, which is up by just one from 20 the previous quarter as Russia joined the ranks in Q3, based on a calculation of modern screens and traditional fixed units.

Average digital screen penetration reached 66.1 percent across total Europe in Q3 2012, that’s up from 46.1 percent one year prior.

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Big Screens are Leading a Revival in Flat Panel TVs

While interest in 3D wanes and consumers wait for connected TV platforms to mature, big screens are making a huge impression.

The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service reports U.S. unit sales of TVs 55 inches and above have grown 28 percent during the first half of 2012, and now account for 13 percent of the total flat panel market.

With consumption on secondary screens like tablets and smartphones continuing to grow, TVs no longer hold a monopoly over video or even high definition video consumption.

via NPD Group

Warner Bros. Pictures is Converting Classic Movies to 3D

As part of Warner Brothers 90th anniversary celebration in 2013, the studio is converting its iconic 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” from 2D to 3D for release on Blu-ray Disc 3D (BD3D).

The 3D-converted movie is also expected to be given a limited theatrical run, although this has not yet been confirmed by the studio.

Separately, Warner is releasing the unreleased original 3D version of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic Dial M for Murder on BD3D in October 2012.

via ScreenDigest