Arqiva to trial 3D TV on DTT

The UK Broadcast network operator Arqiva is planning a trial of 3D TV broadcast over the countries terrestrial network. Mike Brooks, Arqiva’s Head of Technical Development, says the company is “trying to understand the techniques” involved in the transmission of 3D.
Arqiva has already applied to Ofcom for a temporary licence and is also seeking clearance to use some 3D content.
Although the tests are only experimental at the moment, the UK is already launching a DVB-T2 multiplex coded using MPEG-4, H.264. AVC which will more than double its bit rate capability and enable more HD services on the DTT network than would be possible with DVB-T alone. It would also allow 3D services if other multiplexes where converted to T2 in the future.
Main source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 28th June 2010