Those who own a 3D TV will be able to start watching original shows on 3net.
3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, will bring original 3D entertainment to Xfinity TV from Comcast. Beginning January 28, Xfinity TV customers eligible to receive 3D services will have access to three hours of unique television available at least five days per week, including award-winning original 3D television series and specials in a wide variety of genres. In addition, select 3net programs will also be available for these customers on Xfinity On Demand in the near future.
“With 3D televisions already in nearly 25 million U.S. households - and industry predictions of dramatic in-home 3D growth in 2013 - today’s announcement further solidifies our ongoing commitment to meeting the ever-growing consumer appetite for high-quality, original 3D television content,” said Tom Cosgrove, President & CEO, 3net. “We’re proud to make this special 3net programming sampler available to Xfinity 3D customers nationwide, and we look forward to working with Comcast to grow the in-home 3D market by exposing their audience to the very best in 3net content.”
The 3net channel content sampler will premiere on Xfinity 3D Monday, January 28 at 7PM ET, followed by encore presentations Thursdays at 7PM ET, Saturdays at 3PM and 8PM ET, and Sundays at 11AM ET. New content from the 3net channel service will premiere on Xfinity 3D each Monday at 7PM ET, with exclusive themed weeks premiering from February 11 onward.
Monday, January 28:
Storm Surfers (3net Original Series) – This groundbreaking native 3D series follows surfing legends, best friends and larger-than-life personalities Ross Clarke-Jones - a Australian Surfing Hall of Fame inductee - and two-time surfing World Champion Tom Carroll as they work with genius surf-forecaster Ben Matson to hunt down Mother Nature's biggest waves and surf the planet's most dangerous breaks.
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) – In this special, viewers take the wheel for a hot lap with America's favorite spectator sport to experience the excitement of NASCAR racing and feel the roar as 750-horsepower stock cars are unleashed.
A Year in Africa (3net Original Special) - Witness what it takes to survive the elements and to outwit natural enemies. Travel with a herd of elephants in search of water, and go on a guided Big 5 Safari. Visit Africa's largest aquarium to learn about sharks and camp out on a beach to investigate growing up in a seal colony. This is life in the African Wild.