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Sky to be first in UK with dedicated 3D channel

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2010 18:39 User comments (4)

Sky to be first in UK with dedicated 3D channel The UK satellite provider Sky has announced it will be the first in the region to offer a dedicated 3D channel when it launches Sky 3D in April.
The first 3D live sports event will be a football match between Arsenal and Manchester United. There will be one Sky Sports broadcast completely devoted to the 3D showing, with 8 different 3D camera setups.

As long as you have a 3D HDTV, Sky+HD customers can watch the programming from their homes as well starting in April. The programming will be free and current set-top boxes are capable of receiving 3D content.

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4 user comments

129.1.2010 4:30

Sky is a UK Satelite Provider. Virgin Media is the cable provider.

231.1.2010 14:56

...and suddenly Blue-Ray isn't big enough to record 3D content, just as I predicted. or am I wrong here?

331.1.2010 16:54

Originally posted by cart0181:
...and suddenly Blue-Ray isn't big enough to record 3D content, just as I predicted. or am I wrong here?
3D Blu-ray specs have already been finalized and the PS3 will be able to play the 3D Blu-ray discs with a firmware update:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/17/blu-r...r-ps3-is-ready/

Samsung's first 3D Blu-ray player was up for pre-order on amazon and sold out pretty quickly:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/28/samsungs-3d-blu-ray-player-

3D Blu-ray movies are coming out this year:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/07/sony-...store-for-2010/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Jan 2010 @ 16:56

414.3.2010 21:52

juankerr, I believe I said "record" not play, but thanks for the info anyway. My point is even dual layer Blu-ray's 50GB or so, will begin to feel a bit cramped.

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