DDD wins two 3D awards from International 3D Society
August 29, 2013 --
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DDD Group plc (AIM:DDD) (OTCQX:DDDGY), the 3D solutions company, announced that its Yabazam® and TriDef® 3D Mobile apps each won a prestigious 3D Product of the Year award from the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society ("the Society").
The Society is the industry trade organisation for content creators and professionals whose mission is to develop the arts and technologies of 3D, advanced imaging and its innovators. The Best 3D Products of 2013 award is given to outstanding new 3D products in the marketplace that are driving the industry forward. The Society's 3D Technology and New Products Awards will be held September 18 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
The Yabazam 3D app is a free download for Samsung and LG 3D TVs, which account for over 40% of the 3D TV market. In July 2013, the app was also introduced to the Google Play store for Android™ 3D tablets. It streams free 3D movie trailers and offers over 80 titles for viewing with a monthly subscription in the US and on a per title rental basis in 16 additional countries. Earlier this month the Yabazam app topped one million 3D streams.
Launched in 2009 as the first online portal to offer high definition 3D movies for PC users, Yabazam was designed to overcome the lack of 3D content available to viewers and the lack of distribution available to 3D content creators. The app was launched in 2012 and has been downloaded 470,000 times and now exceeds 2,000 user sessions per day.
The TriDef 3D Mobile app is a comprehensive 3D content solution for glasses-free 3D smartphones and tablets. It automatically converts videos, photos and games from 2D to 3D, providing unlimited 3D entertainment. Over 60 of the latest popular Android mobile games are supported, including "Angry Birds", "Blood and Glory" and "Cordy". It also enables access to the library of original 3D programming available from Yabazam.
Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD, said:
"We are honoured to receive this prestigious award and for our achievements to be recognized by the Society.
"The success of our Yabazam and TriDef 3D Mobile apps proves there is a healthy consumer demand for 3D programming. Importantly, our over-the-top delivery bypasses the challenges faced by traditional broadcasters in delivering 3D content to the home."
DDD transforms the visual experience by bringing 3D to the consumer. Its TriDef® 3D solutions convert 2D to 3D automatically, and enable delivery to 3D TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Leading brands including Samsung, LG Electronics, Lenovo and Sony license these solutions. Over 33 million TriDef 3D products have been shipped by DDD's licensees worldwide. DDD's Yabazam! label delivers 3D everywhere with its online content portal and Smart TV and Android mobile apps. DDD's shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market (AIM: DDD) and in the United States on the OTCQX® marketplace (OTCQX: DDDGY). For more information please visit www.DDD.com.
Yabazam delivers 3D everywhere by providing high definition 3D video content for 3D TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Yabazam's online content portal, Smart TV and Android apps are popular destinations for watching a growing library of 3D movies, shows and music videos. Like us at facebook.com/Yabazam and follow us on twitter.com/Yabazam to get the latest news on Yabazam's expanding 3D video service. The Yabazam 3D app is available for Samsung and LG 3D Smart TVs and Android-powered 3D tablets. For more information please visit Yabazam.com.
About the International 3D Society & Advanced Imaging Society
The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society is a community of content creators and professionals whose mission is to develop the arts and technologies of 3D, advanced imaging and its innovators. The organization hosts global opportunities for showcasing content and technology, recognizes achievement by presenting honors and awards and develops member expertise. With over 60 companies and 800 professional members in 20 countries, the Society is open to individuals and organizations active in moving 3D and advanced imaging to an exciting new era of creative achievement and consumer support. For more information please visit: www.International3DSociety.com.
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