Early Adopters of 3D TVs Push Sky’s Recently Launched 3D Channel to 70,000 Subscribers

After making a big impact at the cinema, 3D entertainment is expanding into thousands of homes equipped with special 3D TVs. There are about 140,000 of them across the nation, and Sky aims to accommodate this emerging market with a new product. The satellite TV provider now broadcasts in 3D for 14 hours a day on a dedicated channel called Sky3D. This comes at no additional charge to those already subscribed to the company’s Sky+ HD service, and it is compatible with most 3D TVs on the market.

Now, just a few months after launching their 3D TV channel, the UK’s largest pay-TV company boasts subscriptions from about half of those 3D television owners. Sky plans on pursuing an event-driven model; Sky3D viewers can expect to see concerts, special occasions, hit movies, and sporting events. The company views this sort of programming as the key to achieving the next step of mainstream 3D TV acceptance. A chief supporter of Sky’s new service is Panasonic, and they, along with a multitude of other TV manufacturers, are predicting a significant rise in 3D television ownership within the next decade.

When compared to the overall ownership of HD televisions, the numbers become less impressive for 3D TVs. The overall adoption of the new format has been slow, and growth is expected to stay sluggish for years to come. The current limited availability of 3D-formatted DVDs and Blu-ray Discs has hindered 3D television sales. Also a factor, as with many new technologies, high prices, along with a general sense of consumer caution, have limited the current appeal of 3D TV. An appeal, which experts say, will be broadening relatively soon.

DisplaySearch, a consulting firm which tracks TV-tech trends, predicts global shipments of 3D televisions to hit 90 million by the year 2014. 3D TV appears to be following the path of HDTV, which has had a similar slow rise to prominence. As all 3D TVs on the market are by definition also categorized as HDTVs, the two formats may become one and the same, with more future HDTVs being made 3D-capable at lower prices. Current offerings average at a costly £2,000.

Despite its problems at present, 3D television looks to have a bright future. With 3D films becoming more popular each year, it only seems natural that TV would follow suit. But with a large increase in price over regular HDTVs, and content which is only just emerging through outlets like Sky3D, don’t expect the third dimension to make it big on the small screen just yet.

Leave The Mark With Customised Coasters

Whether it’s a house party or any corporates event, leaving a mark always takes an extremely important place. This apparently trivial matter bears a large significance especially if you are in some kind of business profile or if it’s a restaurant or bar you are dealing in.

Giving a bit of special touch to every aspect of your event decor is enough to leave a deeper impact on your potential clients and colleagues than mere presentations or product display can do.

One such prime role can be played by custom leather coasters especially when made as per your specifications. Wondering how? Then there is a brief guide.

CC: Coasters and customizations

Beermats are surfaces which are designed specifically for keeping glasses and beverages. Thus these are an integral part of dining outs. By promoting custom leather coasters, you can actually create a constant reminder and impact of your brand amongst your peers. Not only just for furnishing your event or restaurant, but embossed beermats are also effective event giveaways as well. They are required in almost all households on a daily basis, thus proving to be useful and promotional at the same time

How to choose customized beverage mats?

Now that the far-reaching impact of these pivotally important mats has been placed on, the next question comes in the form of what are the things to look for when buying customized mats. Well here are a couple of things to consider:

• The material

Although normally mats are made from various items when you are considering to emboss, leather comes as the best choice. Always remember when it’s a giveaway you are aiming for, it’s going to be a subtle way of promoting your brand. Thus maintaining your class is important. Substances made from hides have always found an extremely smooth and classy finish, they are also light weighted and have extreme durability. Thus, these items can prove to be an excellent long term promoters for you.

• The emblem

As mentioned already, whether it’s a bar or restaurant or corporate events, subtle embossing can always have far-reaching effects. However, make sure not to create anything too flashy that can actually work negatively for your brand

• A sense of self

If you are running an office, how about customizing coffee mats for your employees with their name embossed in them. Everybody knows that coffee is one power fuel in office spaces and when you offer customized mats along with cups and shelves, this develops a sense of self belonging within your employees, thus promoting work culture.

• Have some fun

You can also create some quirky mats for your event. Sometimes it’s the lightheartedness and sporting spirit of your venture that entices the clients and customers. So, how about putting some quirky animated punch lines instead of boring brand taglines to hook your clients.

How To Promote Your Products and Profit Massively From Them – Part 1

So you have created that product and are sure it is a winner but you do not know how to go about getting it in public glare because of the fact that you are short on cash and are on a very tight budget. We can agree that product promotion is one of the toughest nuts to crack online. Many people have rolled out wonderful products and services but never saw it take off like they thought it would because they either did not do their research properly before launching the product or they do not have adequate information with regards to product marketing.

There are various methods that are involved in promoting your products. While some of them entail spending money, others entail using your head to think out what steps to take and what to do.

1. If you have a list(s), send an email to them announcing the launch of your products and services. If you have been able to sell to their lists, you should by now, be able to identify which lists and subscribers are always ready buyers. Hence, it is important that you separate the consistent buyers from the others. These are the first people you want to send an email to as they are always willing to buy from you. Then, you can then send to the other subscribers on the list. This creates a buzz. If you do not know how to separate the buyers from the other subscribers, simply look at the history of payments compiled by your payment processors and separate them from the others. There are softwares that you can use in comparing both lists so that you delete their names and emails from the list of those who are not consistent buyers.

2. Get in touch with your joint venture partners. These partners are extremely important in the success of any business particularly when it is online. You have people who have highly populated lists of over 30,000. If you do business with just 10 like that, it will start a steady traffic that may culminate in over three hundred thousand visitors in a space of just one week. If you are new to joint venturing, it would be best that you offer those you want to joint venture with a larger share of the sales which could sometimes be as much as 90%. Don’t be scared of this figure, as you’ll recoup it in the long term. All you need do is make sure that so many of the subscribers subscribe to your ezine, ecourse or newsletter. This would give you the opportunity to make money from them later on. The reason this method is effective is because of the level of trust your subscribers have for the person you want to joint venture with. In short, what you have is a ready crowd of people willing to buy from you as long you come through the person they know. It is like when a relative of your uses a particular product that is highly beneficial. If she recommended the product to you, there is a higher tendency that you’ll buy because you have seen the results and trust what she is saying.