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MIP-TV to Focus on 3D

3D television will be a key focus at MIPTV 2012, beginning April 1-4 in Cannes.

Erwin Schmidt, the 3D producer of Wim Wenders’ award-winning film “Pina” and, and Jim Chabin, president of the International 3D Society, will deliver keynote speeches and kick off two days of related content with 3D screenings, matchmaking sessions, and a 3D Producer Boot Camp.

The MIPTV 3DTV Focus will also include a pavilion of 3D producers, featuring 10 specialized production companies from South Korea creating 3D programming in a number of genres.

"In the next few years, 3D content will migrate from tens of thousands of theatrical screens to hundreds of millions of smaller screens worldwide," says Chabin.

Other highlights of the MIPTV 3DTV Focus program include the session “Sports & Action Spotlight.” The interactive presentation will showcase the growing importance of 3D in the world of sport, notably the highly-anticipated 3D broadcast of the London Olympic Games beginning July 27.

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