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MIPTV 2012: Sky 3D, A+E ink deal for “Titanic,” “Invisible”

A+E Networks has reached an agreement to license three 3D titles - Titanic: 100 Years in 3D, History of the World in Two Hours and Invisible - to UK pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB.
April 1, 2012

A+E Networks has reached an agreement to license three 3D titles – Titanic: 100 Years in 3D, History of the World in Two Hours and Invisible – to UK pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB.

The titles will air on the Sky 3D channel, with Titanic and History of the World airing as part of the network’s History Month this month, alongside two other titles previously licensed from A+E Networks: 7 Secrets of the Solar System and WWII in 3D. Invisible will air later in 2012.

Sky 3D director John Cassy said: “This is a great package of 3D content from A&E Networks which really brings some of the world’s most iconic historic moments to life.”

Titanic: 100 Years in 3D, produced by Lone Wolf Documentary Group, sees a new expedition bringing viewers close to Titanic as 3D cameras and advanced sonar technology deliver real-time images from the ocean floor two-and-a-half miles down.

Meanwhile, Flight 33 Productions’ History of the World in Two Hours, tells the 14 billion year history of our planet over 120 minutes, from the formation of the Earth and the emergence of life, to the advance of man and the growth of civilization.

Finally, Invisible – also produced by Flight 33 – shows viewers invisible phenomena ranging from the radiation of distant nebulae and the hairs on the foot of a fly, to the oscillation patterns of a single photon of light.

Dean Possenniskie, A+E Networks’ MD for Europe, said: “A+E Networks continues to create innovative 3D events that are true visual spectacles with topics and execution so well suited to 3D.

“BSkyB has been a true leader in the deployment of new technology in the UK, and has demonstrated a commitment to bringing the best range of 3D programming to viewers.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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