MIPTV: UK satcaster BSkyB has boosted its slate of 3D programming by picking up three history titles from A+E Networks, including Titanic: 100 Years in 3D.
The show sends 3D cameras to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to explore the famous shipwreck using advanced sonar technology. It is produced by Lone Wolf Documentary Group for History.
History of the World in Two Hours, produced by Flight 33 Productions for History, tells the 14-billion-year history of the world in 120 minutes, exploring key moments in time and connections between the past and today.
In addition, Invisible uses technology and CGI animation to examine sights previously left unseen, including a lost Amazon city, a crashed Second World War biplane entombed in ice and fossilised footprints. It is also produced by Flight 33 for History.
Titanic and History of the World will form part of Sky’s 3D history season that will start this month. Other titles to air during the block will include Seven Secrets of the Solar System and WWII in 3D, which are both previous acquisitions from A+E. Invisible will air later this year.
“Following the recent success of our History 3D productions, The Universe and WWII in 3D, A+E Networks continues to create innovative 3D events that are true visual spectacles with topics and execution so well suited to 3D,” said Dean Possenniskie, MD of A+E Networks in Europe.