Samsung, LG, looking to sell 10-15 million 3D TVs in 2011

February 21, 2011

The world’s two largest manufacturers of flat screen TVs, both based in South Korea, project a huge increase in 3DTV sales this year, 15 million between the two of them.
Those sales alone would be a big increase over total 3DTV sales to date among all manufacturers.
Yoon Boo-geun, president of the visual display business of top-ranked Samsung Electronics Co., based in Suwon, South Korea, said today (Thursday, Feb. 17) that the company expects to rack up 3-D sales of between 9-10 million 3DTVs this year, five times the 2 million sold by the company last year, according to the Associated Press.
LG Electronics Inc., headquartered in Seoul, has projected sales of 5 mil. 3D TVs this year.
Samsung shares rose 1 percent to close Thursday at 954,000 won ($854). LG’s stock price, meanwhile, declined 3.3 percent to 118,500 won.

Source: [Hollywood in hi-Def]

Comcast enters the 3D channel market with Xfinity3D

February 21, 2011

U.S. cable provider Comcast has launched its own 3D channel this past Sunday. Xfinity3D comes just four days after the launch of 3net, a 3D channel from Sony, Discovery, and Imax. Xfinity3D, according to Comcast, will feature more sporting events and concerts, as well as documentaries and original 3D programming.

For more details on Xfnity3D’s program lineup, you can view more details on Hollywood in Hi-Def.

3Net, the world’s first 24/7 3D channel, debuts on February 13

February 11, 2011

Edging out ESPN 3D’s switch to 24/7 by just a day, DirecTV will be launching 3Net, the world’s first full 3D channel. It is a joint venture between, Sony, IMAX, and Discovery Communications. Programs in the channel’s lineup include China Revealed and Forgotten Planet, among many others.

via [CrunchGear]