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BBC WW commits to 3D

February 18, 2011

By Chris Forrester

BBC Worldwide’s Amanda Hill, MD of its BBC Earth and Walking with Dinosaurs projects, says BBC Worldwide is firmly behind 3D-TV for natural history factual and documentary programming. 

Speaking at Panasonic’s 2011 Convention in London, she said: “Innovation has always driven natural history forwards, 3D is the next stage…There’s a proven business model for 3D film – TV will follow. We’re investing now in future content.”

Walking with Dinosaurs has a £40m (€47.6m) budget (and produced with Evergreen Films), while another BBC-backed project Africa 3D is funded to £15m (and is a co-production with India’s Reliance Big Entertainment).

Another BBC theatrical project in 3D is Life, already in post-production, will be released later this year. Hill said that the BBC had a total of eight 3D projects in various stages of development.

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