Cablevision authorizes RealD Format for 3D home content

Cablevision RealD logosHome entertainment will never be the same with the latest inclusion from Cablevision. RealD has joined forces with Cablevision Systems Corp. to reveal that the latter company has licensed RealD Format for high definition 3D content which delivers right into the comfort of the customer’s own home.

Cablevision’s content providers are offered the ability to utilize RealD tools for formatting their 3D content. This is then delivered to loads of homes completely packed with clear high definition 3D. The RealD Format content works with the company’s HD broadcast and on-demand systems. It is also compatible with HD set-top boxes.

Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD commented, “This agreement with Cablevision marks another milestone in the emergence of 3D entertainment in the home. Now Cablevision customers who have 3D television sets will be able to experience high definition 3D from the comfort of their living room beginning with the Rangers vs. Islanders game.”

Jim Blackley, Cablevision’s senior vice president of engineering and technology stated, “3D content in the home is the next frontier in premium entertainment and we look forward to providing our customers with an unmatched 3D experience in cooperation with RealD. We’ve been extensively testing the RealD Format and believe it is the highest quality and most broadly compatible method for delivering 3D video to our customers.”

The first time viewers were able to see the RealD Format being actually used was during the MSG telecast of the Rangers vs. Islanders hockey game broadcasted from Madison Square Garden. This is noted to be the first network hockey telecast to be put forth in 3D.

The RealD Format incorporates the side-by-side 3D formatting technology from the company which allows viewers to avail of crisp HD 3D images. Cablevision delivers 3D content by utilizing the side-by-side method.