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48% of Brits think 3D is too expensive

A survey from the UK arm of retailer Best Buy has claimed that 48 per cent of Brits still feel that home-based 3D tech is too expensive. TechRadar reports that in addition, just 16 per cent have ever experienced 3D technology in the home, though 70 per cent have had …

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Argos to launch TV channel

Catalogue retailer Argos will launch a TV shopping channel this summer. It marks the retailer’s attempts to grow its multi-channel strategy following a difficult period for the firm. Parent company Home Retail Group issued a profit warning yesterday. The channel will be available over Sky initially, and the production will …

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UK games channel targets 12m viewers

Ginx expects a potential audience of over 12m when it launches its games TV channel next month. The makers of former Bravo show, GameFace, already broadcasts video games programming via 24-hour dedicated channels in Indonesia, Asia and Europe. A UK version of the channel is due to launch in March. …

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3D TV tracking ahead of HD

Japanese technology giant Panasonic has claimed that 3D TV is already tracking ahead of HD TV sets when it comes to comparable unit sales at this point in the tech’s lifespan. "Within North America, the industry shipped some 2million Full HD 3D enabled televisions after just nine months on the …

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First Total War TV marketing campaign planned

Publisher Sega is spending big to make sure Shogun 2: Total War is the best-selling PC game of Q1. The firm has teamed up with The History Channel for a series of three-minute Shogun 2 TV ad break takeovers, which will air for two weeks around the game’s March 15th …

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Dragon Age getting live-action web series

Ahead of the release of Dragon Age II on March 11th, it has been announced that the BioWare RPG is to get a spin-off live-action web series. USA Today reports that Felicia Day, the women behind popular web-based comedy series The Guild, will both write and star in the new …

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Sony: 3D uptake will be faster than HD

Consumers will snap up 3DTVs faster than when they upgraded to HD. That’s the message from SCEE president Andrew House who was responding to questions on when the tipping point will be for 3D in the home. He says that 2011 will be a major year for 3D games, although …

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TV product placement given the nod

Platform holders and publishers at the ready – media regulator Ofcom has announced that product placement on TV will be officially allowed from February 2011. Coming into effect on February 28th, any show carrying such advertising must carry a specific logo for a minimum of three seconds at the beginning …

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