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World Cup delivered to big screens in 3-D in South Korea

Ericsson has supplied South Korean multiplex cinema chain CJ Golden Village (CGV) with compression solutions to enable CGV to show World Cup action in 3-D. Ericsson has supplied CGV with its EN8090 MPEG-4 AVC HD encoder and RX1290 receiver solutions, with video being distributed over an LG Telecom fiber network.

“This deployment by CGV marks a landmark for live event broadcasting in South Korea, with fans of the World Cup now able to experience the matches together in cinemas across the country in 3-D,” said Dario Choi, head of Asia-Pacific, Solution Area TV, Ericsson.

Adrian Pennington is a journalist specialising in film and TV production. His work has appeared in The Guardian, RTS Television, Variety, British Cinematographer, Premiere and The Hollywood Reporter. Adrian has edited several publications, co-written a book on stereoscopic 3D and is copywriter of marketing materials for the industry. Follow him @pennington1