3net secures 3D on Xfinity
January 23, 2013
By Chris Forrester
3net, the joint-venture 3D broadcaster backed by Sony, Discovery and IMAX, has secured a daily programming block on Comcast’s Xfinity TV service.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, says 3net. 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 US 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 on January 28th 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.