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DIRECTV and Panasonic Unveils Three New 3D Channels

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July 06, 2010

DIRECTV and Panasonic Unveils Three New 3D Channels

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Panasonic, a provider of digital and other electronics products, and video service DIRECTV have started three new 3D channels including the Panasonic (News - Alert) powered n3D.

n3D is linear TV channel that offers only 3D programming and viewable on 3D TV sets like the Panasonic’s new VIERA Full HD 3D TVs. The channel is now available at no additional cost to millions of DIRECTV HD customers on channel 103.
According to a release, throughout the month of July, n3D customers will have access to exclusive, original 3D programming such as Guitar Center Sessions with Peter Gabriel and Jane's Addiction, as well as additional titles such as Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia, Wild Safari: A South African Adventure and N Wave Picture's S.O.S Planet, African Adventure: Safari in the Okavango and Encounter in the Third Dimension.
DIRECTV will also be launching DIRECTV Cinema in 3D on channel 104 and n3D On Demand on channel 105. Recently DIRECTV launched ESPN (News - Alert) 3D on channel 106.
Officials with DIRECTV have commented that the ability to bring high-quality 3D programming into the home is a huge advancement in the evolution of television. DIRECTV’s technology has allowed them to lead the industry in HD and they are continuing on that same path by establishing themselves as the premier destination for the best 3D viewing experience available. They are proud to be partnering with Panasonic and are excited to deliver this new dimension of television to millions of DIRECTV HD customers across the country.
Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America added that it is a major milestone in the young history of 3D home entertainment and Panasonic is very proud to work with DIRECTV to bring consumers this new TV channel dedicated exclusively to 3D programming. They have launched their VIERA 3D TVs and Blu-ray 3D Player which have been very well received by consumers, but they know the key to the success of 3D for the home is the availability of content. The arrival of n3D powered by Panasonic underscores the fact that consumers will have access to a rapidly growing range of 3D TV programming including live major sports and entertainment events, as well as movies on 3D Blu-ray Disc in 2010.
Recently Panasonic announced Digium (News - Alert) Asterisk certification for new TGP500 and DRIECTV unveiled Univision and TeleFutura in crystal-clear HD.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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