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CCTV to launch 3D channel

Wednesday 30 Nov 2011
China’s first 3D television channel will air on a trial basis on 1 January 2012 and go into official operation during the upcoming Lunar New Year Festival in late January, state news agency Xinhua reports.

3D television

“We have officially started preparations for the country’s first experimental 3D TV channel and have issued two technical guidelines on the production and airing of 3D television programmes and 3D television signal transmission,” Cai Fuchao, head of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, said today.

According to Mr Cai, the channel will be launched through the joint efforts of six TV stations, including China Central Television.