Last year we brought you news that Sweden’s Blu-ray Forum and HDTV Forum had teamed up with electronics association ‘Elekronick Branschen’to create an education programme for retailers on all aspects of Blu-ray. With the aim of training staff to a high level of knowledge on HD and Blu-ray Disc technology, the scheme has successfully certified 74% of stores in Sweden so far.
But it doesn’t stop there. Keen to keep in touch with the very latest advancements, the scheme is expanding to include a brand new section devoted to 3D Blu-ray Disc technology. Retailers that succeed in this new part of the certification programme receive the pictured badge and door sticker, so consumers know they can expect good service from knowledgeable staff.
Given a significant rise in the popularity of 3D in 2010, and with 3D BD players and offerings like ‘A Christmas Carol 3D’and ‘Alice in Wonderland 3D’hitting the shelves come Christmas, this is great news for retailers and consumers alike, and Swedish shoppers can be confident their questions on BD3D will be answered quickly and effectively.
On its completion in Sweden, the full programme will be rolled out in other Scandinavian countries, starting with Denmark. If you would like more information on the scheme, please contact the Blu-ray Forum.