LG backtracks on 15,000 3D TV sold to Sky claim

Sky's bean counters seemed to have got involved and told someone in purchasing that they can't buy 15,000 3D televisions to pack out every pub in the UK when they roll out their new 3D service in April.

That's probably the over exaggerated story, but LG has got in touch with Pocket-lint to inform us that a release sent saying that Sky was to buy 15,000 3DTVs from LG, put out by LG earlier in the week, isn't completely true.

LG has, it seems, sold Sky a stack of TVs, although how many they now won't confirm, but it's not 15,000.

Full statement below:

LG Electronics UK (LG), a leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics and appliances, clarifies its agreement to supply TVs for British Sky Broadcasting Group’s (Sky) forthcoming 3D TV service.

LG is currently working with Sky to bring 3D TV to pubs and clubs throughout the UK and Ireland. LG will supply 3D TVs nationwide to support the launch of Sky 3D, Europe’s first 3D TV channel. The channel goes live in pubs and clubs from April 2010.

A previous release issued on 16th March 2010 referenced a commercial deal to supply 15,000 3D TVs to Sky.  

LG Electronics UK would like to further clarify the situation. The figure of 15,000 3D TVs is inaccurate. Sky is helping support its commercial customers purchase TVs direct from a UK third party.

“Supporting the roll out of Sky 3D represents a great opportunity for both LG and Sky to bring ground-breaking technology to the UK public and a significant step forward in our desire to showcase the latest TV technology in action” said an LG spokesman.