CES 2011: Verizon, Panasonic Show FullHD 3D Streaming

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LAS VEGAS - Verizon and Panasonic Friday revealed new jointly developed technology enabling the delivery of FullHD 1080p 3D streaming content via Verizon's fiber-optic FiOS TV service. 

The companies are demonstrating the capability in the South Hall room S228 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, here, this week.

In the demo, the technology is delivering content over Verizon's network to a Panasonic Blu-ray 3D player.

"We're proud of our work with Verizon to develop this FullHD 3D streaming capability," said Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, chief technology officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America. "Panasonic has always believed that the best way to view 3D is via a FullHD, 1080p resolution image, but until now the only option available has been on Blu-ray Disc media. Over Verizon's high-bandwidth FiOS network, we've now shown that this kind of innovation can be accomplished by a premium television service like FiOS as well."

Unlike some competing technologies, FullHD 3D transmissions preserve the complete 1080p picture.

Tony Melone, chief technology officer for Verizon, said, "Delivering full-resolution 3D content is a natural fit for Verizon's FiOS network.  Built with the future in mind, FiOS was designed with the bandwidth headroom to grow along with consumer demand for the latest technologies. Verizon continues to deliver the future of TV and is once again redefining the consumer's at home-entertainment experience." 

Last year, Verizon televised the first National Football League game in 3D and the first Major League Baseball games in 3D.


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