3net Bringing 3D Content to Comcast23 Jan, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
3net, the joint venture 3D network co-owned by Sony, Discovery and Imax, beginning Jan. 28 will offer 3D content to Comcast’s Xfinity TV. In addition, select 3net programs will also be available via Xfinity On Demand.
The 3net channel content sampler premieres at 7 p.m. EST, followed by encore presentations Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and 3. New content from the 3net channel service bows on Xfinity 3D each Monday, with exclusive themed weeks premiering from Feb. 11.
“With 3D televisions already in nearly 25 million U.S. households, today’s announcement further solidifies our ongoing commitment to meeting the ever-growing consumer appetite for high-quality, original 3D television content,” CEO Tom Cosgrove said in a statement.
Jan. 28 3D programming includes original surfing series “Storm Surfers,” “NASCAR: The Imax Experience” and “A Year in Africa.”
On Feb. 4, programming includes original series “Forgotten Planet,” which showcases once vibrant cities now completely devoid of all humanity. Cities include Chernobyl, abandoned Hashima Island, old west ghost town of Bodie and the transplanted German village of Kolmanskop — abandoned in the Namibian desert.
“River Monsters 3D” tracks down rumors of deadly fish that lurk unseen in the waters of the Okavango. “China Revealed” explores the cities, vistas and heartlands of the vast Communist country.
On Feb. 11, “Construction Junction: Building the Brand,” explores the creation of some of the world's biggest products, including Gibson guitars, Rolls Royce cars, Pierce fire trucks and the U.S. Army's Apache helicopters. “Super Systems” pulls back the 3D curtain on some of the most complex operating systems in the world. “Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life,” follows the exploits of two experienced mountain men as they demonstrate the kind of ingenuity required to live off the land in the mountains of Appalachia.