ACMA warns 3D TV trials are temporary

The first 3D television trial ended yesterday, and the Australian Communications and Media Authority has reminded consumers willing to buy the new television sets that free-to-air 3D channels are currently only available on a limited basis.

The trial, requested by the Nine Network, SBS and WIN, was authorised for transmission of State of Origina and the 2010 World Cup. It was granted to support broadcasters in the development and demonstration of new broadcasting technologies, using unutilised digital channels that are only available temporarily.

The broadcasters will provide ACMA with reports on the outcome of the trials, which the Government body will then make public.

ACMA is considering applications for further trials, and will soon publish a paper addressing the demand for spectrum for 3D experiments, as well as international developments in the standarisation of consumer equipment and technical standards.


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