July 16, 2010
| by Rachel Cericola
More 3D content is popping up every day—at least if you are a FiOS TV customer.
Verizon just announced plans to launch WealthTV in 3D. This video-on-demand offering shows off lifestyles of the extremely rich, but not necessarily famous. One episode, “Wealth on Wheels Classic,” which highlights classic cars, will be available in 3D to FiOS TV subscribers. This may be the closest you’ll ever get to some of these cars, which includes the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
“As we progress with 3D on FiOS TV, programming like this from WealthTV gives our customers a chance to see what 3D on FiOS is really all about,” said Tricia Lynch, director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “Seeing the classic cars come to life in 3D will make viewers feel like they’re in the driver’s seat, especially with the incredible picture quality only FiOS can deliver. We look forward to providing more 3D programming like this.”
Aside from FiOS TV, you will need a 3D TV set, 3D glasses, and an HD set-top box. If you’ve got all of those goodies, you should be able to find the 3D “Wealth on Wheels” episode by checking out the High Definition VOD folder under HD 3D.
WealthTV is available on FiOS TV in standard definition on Channel 169, high definition on Channel 669, and on VOD in 3D and HD.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.