January 25, 2013
Through an agreement with Comcast, 3net will begin offering its 3D programming to Xfinity TV customers starting on January 28. 3net is a joint venture 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX. “3net also has carriage through DirecTV, Google Fiber and Service Electric as well as Netflix,” notes Carolyn Giardina for The Hollywood Reporter.
The 3net original series “Storm Surfers” will debut on Monday, along with “NASCAR: The IMAX Experience,” and 3net original series “A Year in Africa.” In addition, select programs will soon be available on Xfinity On Demand.
“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,” said Tom Cosgrove, 3net president and CEO.
Joint venture 3net was formed as the first 24/7 3D network in February 2011. Last October, the group announced the formation of 3net Studios, a television production and distribution arm to develop 3D and 4K content.