The Sky 3D channel which so far was available only in few pubs in U.K. will launch on October 1 for the public, with the innovative broadcaster offering the service for all Sky+ HD viewers for no extra cost. Viewers who subscribe to Sky’s HD package and, have a 3D ready television will be able to get 3D broadcasts through their satellite dish from October.
“Following hot on the heels of the success of 3D cinema, Sky customers will now be the first anywhere in Europe to experience 3D TV from the comfort of their living rooms. They can look forward to a fantastic mix of live sport, blockbuster movies, and innovative entertainment and arts shows.” said Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Chief Executive.
Sky 3D channel debut will coincide with golf’s Ryder Cup championship, while hit 3D movies including Monsters vs Aliens will be screened. Other 3D Hollywood films will be screened in the run-up to Christmas, including Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Sky has said that, alongside a range of sporting events, including the Premier League, a range of 3D arts and entertainments shows would be announced closer to the launch date.