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Spain’s Digital+ adds 3D demo channel

April 27, 2011

By Chris Forrester

Spanish pay-TV operator Digital+ has launched a 3D showcase channel on SES Astra. The new demo channel called ‘Canal+ 3D Demo’ is broadcast from Astra’s orbital position 23.5 degrees East and available free-to-air across Europe.

Digital+ has launched the new 3D channel to allow installers and retailers to showcase 3D television at the point of sale. The channel will feature high quality 3D content including feature film clips and concert clips during daytime.

To date, Astra broadcasts six commercial 3D channels from Europe’s major broadcasters and programme operators including BSkyB in the UK, Canal+ in France, Sky in Germany, Viasat in Scandinavia and Brava 3D and Penthouse 3D catering for a pan-European audience. In addition, SES Astra features its own 3D demo channel, bringing the total number of 3D channels, including commercial and demo channels, to eight.

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