Sky has announced that the number of customers choosing Sky+HD, the UK's only high definition service currently capable of broadcasting 3D services, has increased to 1.313 million following record growth.
In the next step in the Sky+HD journey, Sky has confirmed that it will launch the UK's first 3D channel next year. The channel will offer a broad selection of the best available 3D programming, which is expected to include movies, entertainment and sport. The service will be broadcast across Sky's existing HD infrastructure and be available via the current generation of Sky+HD set-top boxes. To watch 3D, customers will also require a new ‘3D Ready’ TV, which are expected to be on sale in the UK next year.
Brian Sullivan, Managing Director of Sky's Customer Group, commented: "Well over a million homes have future-proofed themselves with Sky+HD, a platform for choice, quality and future innovation. With Sky+ as standard, our customers are already enjoying amazing picture and sound quality on a range of high-quality HD channels which cater to the interests and passions of the whole family."