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TiVO brings on-demand 3DTV content to New Zealand
Posted on 16-Sep-2010 13:02. | Tags Filed under: News.

TiVo customers who own a 3D television will be the first in New Zealand to enjoy 3D content delivered over broadband to the TV via CASPA.

The CASPA On-Demand service is available to TiVO owners in New Zealand.

From today, CASPA On-Demand offers 3D content, following a distribution agreement with DDD to deliver 3D content to the CASPA On-Demand platform for TiVo customers with 3D TVs to enjoy. The CASPA offering now includes DDD’s Yabazam 3D animations and short films. In coming months, the CASPA 3D Fun category will grow to include a diverse range of 3D content from DDD’s Yabazam catalogue, featuring everything from animation and extreme sports, to documentaries, indie shorts, comedy and music videos.

The pay-per-view 3D content includes short films and animations, ranging between five minutes to one hour in length.

“We are thrilled to be providing the first 3D video on-demand content over CASPA to all our New Zealand TiVo customers. We are extremely proud that our very first offering is a diverse range of 3D content which allows TiVo customers in New Zealand with 3D TVs, to get a real taste of 3D entertainment.

“It’s been a mammoth year for 3D – even bigger for CASPA customers with a 3D TV! Gone are the days of driving to the video store and paying late fees, CASPA delivers quality entertainment direct to your living room, giving you the freedom to watch what you want from the comfort of your lounge. With the ever- growing CASPA content offering, open to all TiVo customers regardless of their Internet provider, there is every reason to get a TiVo,” said Robbee Minicola, Chief Executive, Hybrid TV.

“Since November of last year, owners of the latest 3D notebook computers have been able to enjoy DDD’s library of high definition 3D content offered at, and thanks to Hybrid TV a whole new audience of 3D television owners will be able to experience that same quality 3D programming through the CASPA platform,” explained Jay Wiskerchen, General Manager of DDD’s Content Group. “Compelling 3D content is an important component of a successful consumer 3D market and we’re very proud to be working with Hybrid TV to deliver this to TiVo subscribers.”

DDD’s Yabazam content will be available for download via CASPA through TiVo on a pay-per view basis. Prices range between $2.95 and $6.95 and can be viewed as many times as the viewer wishes for 48 hours after the download commences. The Yabazam 3D content will add to the existing CASPA portfolio of more than 475 on-demand movies, 2000+ hrs of TV shows, music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more.

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