The Drive for 3DTV Standards

Steve Donohue reports

under a new standard for 3D programming signals that could emerge from the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), viewers would be able to watch 3D networks as easily as 2D programming, as long as they’re wearing 3D glasses, according to David Broberg, vice president of consumer video technology at CableLabs.

Broberg, a 3D technology buff who began experimenting with 3D photography in the 1970s, chairs the 3D Ad Hoc Group formed by SCTE’s Digital Video Subcommittee, which has been tasked with writing a report that addresses how the cable industry should pursue 3D standards. He’s also a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Task Force on 3D and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 3D Task force.