WealthTV Launches 24/7 3D Channel
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wealth TV, the luxury lifestyle and entertainment network, announced today that it launched its linear 3D lifestyle and entertainment channel branded Wealth TV 3D. Wealth TV 3D is the accumulation of a two year 3D production ramp effort that involved numerous in-house and outside production crews circling the globe. From the ruins in Machu Picchu and the treasures of the Louvre to the man-made grandeur of Dubai, Wealth TV's 3D production crews have literally traveled the world capturing the most compelling sights and stories in 3D. The life-like 3D channel features a broad range of programming including adventure travel, automotive programming, compelling documentaries, culinary delights, boys toys, live events, and much more. Wealth TV 3D has also produced a number of sports related programs, from off-road racing to championship boxing. The 3D network, working with Don King Productions, is delivering world-class title fights in 3D.
"With every major TV manufacturer leading its lineup with 3D televisions and consumers clamoring for quality 3D programming, Wealth TV is extremely pleased to answer the call by delivering Wealth TV 3D. Wealth TV 3D allows viewers to travel the world and enjoy the finest experiences, whether it's touring Mayan ruins, strolling the sandy beaches in the Seychelles, or driving behind the wheel of a Bugatti, without leaving the comfort of their living room," stated Robert Herring, CEO of Wealth TV.
"The beautiful thing about 3D is it really allows you to go places without having to spend a dime. It's the ultimate staycation channel," explains Cameron Westfall, VP of business development for Wealth TV. "Our goal for the network is to allow every 3DTV owner to experience the American Dream regardless of their economic status."
This isn't the first time that Wealth TV has deployed programming services to the first major wave of early technology adopters. Wealth TV HD was one of only a handful of national cable networks to launch in 100% high definition dating back to 2004. Wealth TV deployed HD VOD services in 2005 and 3D VOD programming in 2010.
Wealth TV 3D is currently launched on a 24/7 basis via Roku's 2.5 million connected boxes throughout the United States, with additional launches on connected devices deploying soon. Wealth TV recently renewed its NCTC affiliation agreement, allowing conventional cable systems to easily launch Wealth TV 3D through the NCTC.
Wealth TV is the premier lifestyle and entertainment network —the destination for exclusive and original programming, simultaneously transmitted in high definition and standard definition. Wealth TV delivers informative shows that provide invaluable insights on what every American dreams of – from travel secrets to fast cars, from better etiquette to better investing, and much more. The network fills a television vacuum by delivering intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking entertainment and always-unbiased news from an insider's perspective. For more information, please visit www.wealthtv.com.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, January 19, 2012 2:06 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.