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3net Studios preps 4K series “Space”

3net Studios has unveiled a slate of 3D and 4K television series and specials, which includes Space (pictured), billed as the world's first native 4K project for television; and documentary series Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D.
November 14, 2012

3net Studios has unveiled a slate of 3D and 4K television series and specials, which includes Space (pictured), billed as the world’s first native 4K project for television; and documentary series Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D.

A mix of live-action and animated projects make up the development and production slate, to be produced by the Sony/Discovery/IMAX joint venture 3net’s recently formed production arm.

Space is being billed as ‘TotalD,’ since it employs native 3D 4K, 2D 4K, 3D 2K and both 3D/2D HD formats. It explores the universe, from the Big Bang to the present and into the future. The 3 x one-hour series looks to answer questions such as what the view is like from inside a nebula, and what traveling at the speed of light looks like. The series is produced by 3net Studios in association with Percolate Digital.

Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D looks at history’s monumental moments, from World War Two to the migration to the American West, using 3D photographs. The 3net Studios production is made in association with Tom Jennings Productions/1895 Films.

Also on the slate is the 3net Studios and New Wave Entertainment special Wingsuit Warrior: Jeb Corliss vs. the World, starring BASE jumper and wingsuit pioneer Jeb Corliss as he goes through rehab after a debilitating crash. The one-hour special sees him re-learning wingsuit flying as he takes on some of the biggest mountains in Europe.

Z3D Films, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3net Studios, will produce Daydream, a 3D travelog showing popular and exotic locations; while Marksmen is a 3D stop-motion graphic novel series, made in association with Jump! 3D

“Today’s announcement marks an important first step in our ongoing mission to meet the increasing global demand for high-quality, original 3D and 4K television content head on,” said 3net president and CEO Tom Cosgrove. “We’re proud of the diverse initial slate of live-action and animated series we have created and look forward to expanding it as 3net Studios finalizes its full 2013 development schedule.”

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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