UK 3DTV Content

What Can You Watch On A 3D TV In The UK?

3D TV

3D TV

I started to ponder what people were watching on their 3DTV’s in the UK when I learned that the number of USA TV channels dedicated to 3D will jump from one to three as Sony, Imax and Discovery launch their 3net channel on DirecTV along with their n3D channel which is apparently “powered by Panasonic” and the ESPN 3D channel. There’s also Vudu offering 3D streaming movies via devices that can access Vudu, such as the PS3.

But What About 3D Content In The UK?

Playstation Network

Playstation Network

There are PS3 3D games such as Killzone 3 (release date Feb 25th), PAIN (download patch from PSN for 3D), Super Stardust HD (PSN download), WipEout HD (available to buy as Wipeout Fury, or download from PSN), MotorStorm 3D Rift (PSN download), James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, Tron: Evolution, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PSN download), Call of Duty: Black Ops, The Sly Trilogy and Gran Turismo 5, some of which are only on the Playstation Network. There are also a few XBox games in 3D such as Avatar and COD Black Ops.

Blu Ray 3D

Blu Ray 3D

As for Blu Ray 3D, there’s Piranha, Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, Lovers Guide 3D, Alice in Wonderland 3D, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3D, Monster House 3D, Bolt 3D and a few others. At the moment Avatar 3D on Blu Ray is restricted to those who buy a Panasonic 3DTV.

Sky 3D

Sky 3D

Of course there’s Sky 3D which shows sports such as Premier League football, darts and rugby league, movies such as Avatar, Toy Story, My Bloody Valentine, Battle For Tera (?) and some entertainment programs such as Treasure Houses Of Britain 3D, Got To Dance Final and live opera.

Virgin 3D Movies On Demand

Virgin 3D Movies On Demand

Virgin Media has 3D content such as A Christmas Carol, Step Up 3D and Streetdance 3D as “movies on demand” via their set-top box.

If you know how to get it, there’s the Dutch Brava 3D opera and ballet channel!

What happened to Eurosport in 3D? They did tennis last year, in conjunction with Panasonic, but the French open was only shown in Panasonic retail shops across Europe and the US Open was only shown on Panasonic 3DTV’s at the IFA show in Berlin. Apparently Eurosport and Sky are going to supply some content to the Nintendo 3DS, so what about Eurosport on your TV?

Is there anything else? What are you watching in 3D? Are you disappointed not to be able to watch the royal wedding in 3D? Leave a comment below to let me know …

About Guy Wilson

Guy Wilson started writing for the 3DTVReviewer blog in early 2010. Guy is passionate about all forms of 3D tech and can be contacted at guy@3dtvreviewer.co.uk
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