3net Studios - The Global 3D And 4K Production And Distribution Company From Sony, Discovery And IMAX - Adds Native 3D And 4K

 3net Studios - The Global 3D And 4K Production And Distribution Company From
 Sony, Discovery And IMAX - Adds Native 3D And 4K Projects To Production And
                              Development Slate

-- Company Bolsters Existing 3D and 4K Original Content Pipeline To Keep Pace
With Increased Demand From Platforms And Partners Worldwide --

PR Newswire

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 25, 2013

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --3net Studios, the global
production company from Sony, Discovery and IMAX – has begun principal
photography on two native 3D television series for global distribution and is
finalizing post-production on a returning series for the 3net U.S. linear
service. In addition, the company has put three new native 4K television
series into development to help keep pace with the growing worldwide demand
for Ultra HD content. The announcements were made today by Tom Cosgrove,
President and CEO, 3net and 3net Studios.

"The global growth of 3D TV into the home increased by 72% in 2012, and we're
starting to see the impact of those 41 million new sets sold last year as
consumers around the world look to their entertainment providers for
compelling, original 3D content," said Cosgrove. And with a 2013 forecast of
continued dramatic 3D TV penetration - and now a faster than anticipated
rollout of 4K - 3net Studios is bolstering our current roster of original 3D
and 4K production to keep pace with the growing demand from the global
marketplace."

3net Studios has begun principal photography on the all-new 3D original series
Turn & Burn*, a six episode, hour-long, non-scripted reality program featuring
the artistry and antics of El Reyes Garage in Venice, CA.; and Dark Secrets,
an eight episode, half-hour series with fictional recreations of supernatural
psychic events. In addition, the company is in the final stages of
post-production on an all-new season of the fan favorite Hillbilly Blood: A
Hardscrabble Life (12 X 30), which is slated for a special 3D/2D simulcast on
3net and Discovery's Destination America Saturday, April 13 at 10PM ET/PT. On
the ultra HD front, the studio has put three new 4K original documentary and
natural history series in active development: National Parks Adventure,*
Metropolis* and Made by Man.*

3net Studios - based at both Sony Pictures headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and
Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, MD - employs a team of
creative personnel, utilizing the world-class technology and production
expertise of the parent company's joint venture partners to produce the
highest quality native 3D and 4K content available. Additionally, the studio
employs a revolutionary production strategy, whereas select projects are
completed in what the company has coined "TotalD" – native 3D 4K, 2D 4K, 3D 2K
and both 3D/2D HD formats - effectively providing a global suite of content
solutions for both current and future entertainment platforms and partners
worldwide.

About 3net and 3net Studios:

3net, the joint venture of Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX
Corporation brings together three of the world's leading media, technology and
entertainment companies to provide the nation's first and only fully
programmed, 24/7 3D network. The three partners deliver an extraordinary
collection of award-winning 3D content, technology and production expertise,
television distribution and operational strength to the project, with a
mission to bring viewers the highest quality and most immersive in-home 3D
viewing experience possible. The channel features the most extensive library
of native 3D content in the world, including genres that are most appealing in
3D: natural history, documentary, action/adventure, travel, history, kids and
family, lifestyle and cuisine, concerts, movies, scripted series and more.
The 3net channel service and programming is available to more than 40MM
households in the U.S. The formation of 3net Studios allows the company to
further build upon the award-winning library that fuels its flagship 3net
channel service in the United States, while also offering existing and new
partners around the world a vibrant, top quality 3D and 4K content source.
The Studio's distribution arm offers original, native 3D and 4K long form and
short form content across a diverse spectrum of programming genres. For more
information, please visitwww.3net.com.

*denotes working title

SOURCE 3net Studios

Website: http://www.3net.com
Contact: For 3net, Kristien Brada-Thompson, Priority PR, +1-310-954-1375 x2,
kristien@prioritypr.net
 
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