Fun with numbers … 3D TV style. As we get ready to shoot our first 3D documentary, I’ve been curious about what the future holds for 3D TV.
It’s tough to find stats on this, but I did come across a report from the International Television Expert Group, released in May 2010.
The report forecasts:
1) Over 20 million TV homes globally will be watching 3D TV within five years.
2) 3D TV is expected to be in 1.6% of all homes by 2015.
3) North America will lead the way in terms of number of 3D TV homes with 9.2 million.
4) Western Europe will be the second largest region with 6.8 million.
5) Asia Pacific third with 4.6 million.
It predicts growth will be constrained by:
1) Absence of a glasses-free system of watching 3D TV.
2) Lack of content.
3) High production costs.
4) Scarcity of channels.
5) Bandwidth constraints.
6) High cost of 3D sets.
Obviously, the more people who get to watch this next episode of the explosive demolition series Blowdown we’re about to shoot – the implosion of the Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, Brazil – in 3D, the better.
Has anyone else come across stats on 3D TV penetration?
It would be great to see more …