3ality Digital Cinedigm to Collaborate on 3D Alternative Content Projects

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Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

3ality Digital and Cinedigm Digital Cinema have announced they plan to collaborate on a series of alternative 3D entertainment projects that should arrive in theatres nationwide over the course of the next two years. The companies which earlier this year joined forces on the first live 3D sports broadcast available to consumers plan to introduce a minimum of eight projects in the next 24 months. Strong ticket sales for their previous effort – the live 3D broadcast of college football’s national championship game to 80 Cinedigm theatres in 31 states – confirmed the growing consumer demand for pixel-perfect 3D entertainment experiences.

 The game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Oklahoma Sooners was broadcast live in 3D on January 8 2009; Cinedigm reported its partner theatres grossed more than four times the best per-screen movie gross that evening. “This is a tremendous opportunity to build on the success we enjoyed with the FedEx Bowl Championship Series event ” says 3ality Digital CEO Sandy Climan. “The millions of moviegoers who have been drawn to recent animated 3D film releases will be astonished by the power of digital 3D technology to transform live-action content as well. The various sports leagues music producers and other industry executives we are speaking with share our belief that digital 3D will continue to change the way people think about everyday entertainment.”
 “This series of 3D productions will create a highly immersive entertainment option that traditional 2D fare simply can’t match ” says Jonathan Dern president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. “Expanding our 3D content offerings allows us to maximize the investment we have made in our industry leading digital cinema network and to deliver an unparalleled customer experience.”