Wealth TV is a luxury lifestyle and entertainment cable TV network that already has a 3-D VOD service in place and future plans for proprietary 3-D broadcasts in 2011. Its 3-D VOD program is available nationwide to Verizon FiOS TV customers who have a 3-D TV set, 3-D glasses and a HD set-top box. The network has acquired six AG-3DA1 camcorders that is being used to create content for their ‘Takeoff” and “WOW” series.
Wealth TV’s crews have been shooting at exotic destinations in Cannes, Monaco, Ibiza, South Beach and San Simeon, CA. They have already shot for exotic car programming on its “Wealth on Wheels” series; haute couture under its “What to Wear” umbrella; and nature programming. To manage the logistics of shooting on different continents, the fledgling network has retained a number of outside production companies that are also shooting with Panasonic 3DA1 camcorders. These include Randall Dark Productions from Austin and Corkscrew Media from Calgary.
The Panasonic camcorder is not only affordable in terms of its price; it scores highly because of its small size and simplicity of operation. Wealth TV has 10 3-D-capable edit bays at its 40,000sq-ft facility in San Diego and plans to expand as needed.