This article was originally published at display-central.com.
NTopfun Media a.s., the pioneering operator of Topfun Video on Demand in Czech Republic and Slovakia, announced a strategic cooperation with Australian distributor 3D Content Hub Pty. Ltd. Both companies are announcing a large list of new documentaries, short films and award-winning productions for Topfun’s customers ahead of the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas in early April. 3D Content Hub is a leading global distributor with a large content offering of stereoscopic 3D and native 4K titles.
With this new license agreement Topfun is adding more than 50 hours of high quality 3D and 4k content to its user base. Included in the lineup of films made available for the Czech Republic and Slovakia are the popular wildlife films ‘Alligator Kingdom 3D’ and ‘Kalahari Meerkats’, the award-winning 3D comedy-music clip ‘Shine’, the top selling ‘Lichtmond 4k’ experience and the recently finished documentary ‘Treasures of Thailand 4K’. Topfun was awarded the Connected World TV Awards 2012 for its innovative VOD service.
“We are proud to work with a company that appreciates native 4K as opposed to upscaled HD and choses stereoscopic 3D over converted 3D”, says Torsten Hoffmann, CEO of 3D Content Hub. This partnership also signals that “3D isn’t dead” added Hoffmann. “It will remain a content niche just as many others, albeit much smaller than the initial hype had suggested” as he referred to the continuing rapid increase of 3D enabled devices in most parts of the world. Topfun also recognizes the next development within the TV display industry. “Ultra-HD is the next logical step in the evolution of large Smart TVs”, says Radek Prikryl, a member of the board of Topfun Media a.s.
“We are glad that we can cooperate with 3D Content Hub and believe that their high quality 3D and 4K content will significantly enrich our service, offering extraordinary viewing experience to our growing number of UHD and 3D Smart TV owners”, said Prikryl.
About 3D Content Hub
With customers from all over the world, 3D Content Hub is a leading supplier of stereoscopic 3D films with a large library of award-winning films from more than 50 producers. Founded by Torsten Hoffmann, the Australian based company licenses non-fiction films to broadcasters, VOD platforms, TV manufacturers and BluRay labels globally. In Germany, the company is operating a successful 3D BluRay label and the 3DContentBlog.com remains a popular news source within the industry. In 2013 4kContentHub.com was launched as response to new market realities and it has quickly become the center of activities for the firm. With an impressive catalog ranging from award-winning documentaries and short films, to adrenalin-pumping sports, immersive timescapes and animated art – 4K Content Hub is the one-stop destination for broadcasters/TV Channels, VOD platforms, Home Entertainment companies and TV manufacturers seeking to acquire quality 4k films. For producers of native 4k films, we are the ideal partner and international sales agent as we have customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.
About Topfun Media
Topfun Media a.s. is the operator of the biggest online Video on Demand service in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Topfun’s goal is to offer its customers the widest range of films of all film studios and distributors. The service was launched on the 15th June, 2006. Topfun made strategic partnerships with 9 IPTV partners like Orange Slovakia Slovak Telekom, Smart Comp and others. Topfun also cooperates with web portals, TV companies and film studios. The content is being distributed by more than 50 video distributors, producers and film studios such as Universal and Warner Bros. Topfun services are available on web, IPTV networks, Smart TV brands including Samsung, LG, Philips, Panasonic, Sony, GoGen and Hyundai, as well as mobile devices with operating systems Android, iOS and Windows Phone, satellite receiver Zircon iHD and more.