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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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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