/R E P E A T -- Future Shop makes 3D TVs a reality for Canadians this week/

- Media and customers invited to test drive Samsung line-up at flagship store on March 25 -

BURNABY, BC, March 18 /CNW/ - The wait is over for Canadians to get their hands on 3D technology. On March 26th, Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is launching the highly-anticipated 3D TV revolution at all 144 stores and futureshop.ca.

Media and customers are invited to demo this amazing technology a day before the launch at Future Shop's Yonge-Dundas store. During the demo day, a panel discussion is being held with leading industry experts from film and entertainment, media, distribution and retail to explain the impact of bringing 3D into Canadian homes. It will be broadcast live from Future Shop's Community Forum at www.futureshopforums.ca. Viewers are invited to submit their 3D questions in advance and during the discussions via Twitter (www.twitter.com/FS_Connect) or the Community Forum.

    Who:      Eric Stockner, Director of Home Theatre, Future Shop
              Robert Gumiela, Director of Marketing, Samsung
              Jamie Campbell, Sportscaster, Sportsnet
              Roger Christian, Academy Award Winning Director and Art
              Richard Bicknell, Vice President, Marketing, Universal Studios

    Date:     Thursday, March 25, 2010

    Time:     Panel discussion 1:45 p.m. EDT - 2:15 p.m. EDT
              Questions and answers 2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
              3D TV demo 2:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
              Media interviews (upon request) 2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Future Shop, 325 Yonge St. (at Dundas)
              Toronto, ON

    Photo and broadcast opportunities:
    -   Interview opportunity with panelists
    -   In-house demonstration of 3D HDTVs
    -   Customers interacting with technology

For more information, visit www.futureshop.ca.

About Future Shop

With 144 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

SOURCE Future Shop

For further information: For further information: Media contacts, Elliott Chun, Future Shop, echun@futureshop.com, (604) 412-1764; Stefanie Niewada, Optimum PR, stefanie.niewada@cossette.com, (416) 937-5103; Tamar Nersesian, Optimum PR, tamar.nersesian@cossette.com, (416) 969-1291

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