Sandy Climan to Present Keynote Address at the Edinburgh International Television Festival

August 23, 2010

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ – 3ality Digital, LLC (www.3alitydigital.com), a leading stereoscopic 3D (S3D) technology and production company that has been a pioneer in enabling numerous international S3D broadcasts, today announced that Sandy Climan, chief executive officer, has been chosen to deliver the “Futureview” keynote address at the highly anticipated Edinburgh International Television Festival. Climan was handpicked by the Festival based on his extensive background in the entertainment industry as well as his accomplishments leading 3ality Digital through a groundbreaking series of firsts: the world’s first S3D telecast, first live S3D consumer broadcast, first S3D television commercial and the first S3D scripted television program.

“We are delighted to have Sandy Climan, CEO of 3ality Digital, share his experiences and perspectives on the future of 3D television through the prestigious Futureview keynote address at the 35th Edinburgh International Television Festival,” said Deborah Turness, chair of the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. “Sandy and 3ality Digital have been at the forefront of almost every major innovation, both creatively and technologically, in this exciting new frontier for stereoscopic broadcast entertainment. It is an honor to have the man known as Hollywood’s ‘Mr. 3-D’ at our event.”

Celebrating its 35th year as “the” essential collaborative event for the television industry, the Edinburgh International Television Festival provides a place to cultivate key relationships, learn the latest innovations, and hear from prominent industry voices about the future of the television world. The Festival’s esteemed Futureview address has always been a coveted speaker spot based on its popularity and its integral role in setting the tone for the three-day conference. Participants will benefit from Climan’s historical and knowledgeable perspective on the growth of S3D television, the technology and processes that are revolutionizing the industry, and his views on what the future holds.

Delving into the decision making process, from the boardroom to creative to frontline production, Climan will discuss the current state of the industry and how 3ality Digital’s technology can help guide a seamless transition to S3D. The interactive session will be visually illustrated by several of 3ality Digital’s S3D projects.

“It is a great honor to join the distinguished group attending the Edinburgh International Television Festival,” said Climan. “These are pioneering days for the exciting new world of S3D television, and I look forward to sharing my experiences and to highlighting 3ality Digital’s commitment to the creation, advancement and delivery of spectacular live-action stereoscopic 3D entertainment.”

About 3ality Digital

3ality Digital develops enabling technologies to power live-action stereoscopic 3D (S3D) entertainment from image capture through presentation, independent of viewing environment. 3ality Digital’s camera platforms, stereo image processing systems and S3D image scaling technologies are quickly earning a reputation as the “gold standard” for the emerging medium and are rapidly being adapted by broadcasters, production companies, studios and consumer electronics manufacturers. 3ality Digital’s systems are optimized to handle the demands of live S3D broadcast, offering such must-haves as fast set-up, perfectly aligned zooms, accurate imagery right from the camera and automation that reduces the number of required production personnel.

3ality Digital technology has powered a number of live-action firsts including U2 3D, the first movie shot completely in live-action S3D; the first live S3D broadcast of an NFL game (Raiders vs. Chargers, December 4th, 2008); the first live S3D sports broadcast available to consumers, including the 2009 BCS Championship Game, BSkyB’s landmark Manchester United vs. Arsenal soccer broadcast and the first network hockey telecast ever produced in S3D (New York Rangers vs. Islanders, March 24th 2010 on MSG); the first S3D commercial broadcast on television (Sobe “Lizard Lake”); and the first episode of a scripted television serried shot in live-action S3D (Chuck vs. The Third Dimension, aired on NBC on February 2nd, 2009).

For more information, please visit www.3alitydigital.com

SOURCE 3ality Digital, LLC

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