What Can We Watch On 3D TV?


Sky's 3D Channel

Regardless of whether you are a fan of the new 3D TV’s that are hitting the home entertainment system markets, one thing is certain – they are growing more and more popular by the day, and it looks like they’re here to stay.  And so, seeing as their usage is growing, it should be no surprise to discover that there are going to be a lot more TV shows and films coming out soon which are especially dedicated to 3D TV.

Sky 3DTV

The first broadcaster in the UK to announce 3DTV offerings was Sky, who initiated the launch of their eagerly anticipated Sky 3DTV channel. If you’re lucky enough to have already got in on the act and grabbed yourself a 3D TV, then look out, because while up till now you’ve been limited to special 3D DVD’s and films, things are about to get a whole lot better. Here’s what you’ll be letting yourself in for when you sign up to the new Sky package “Event TV”.


Absolutely one of the most popular kinds of programs is going to be live sports, and SKY are quick to realize its potential, especially with pubs and restaurants. The Barclays Premiership is of course going to be featured heavily, with big games like the Merseyside, Manchester and North London derbies all lined up for a 3D debut, plus other big games on the horizon. International games are also going to feature. Indeed, we have already seen Scotland play World Champions Spain in October, and there is going to be a lot more, featuring all of the home nations in up and coming Euro qualifiers. In addition to football, expect to see big rugby clashes in the near future, along with boxing, Formula One, cricket, Wimbledon tennis and more.

3D Documentaries and Entertainment

While the first major highlight, The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala was a quiet success, expect to see more and bigger shows appearing on a 3DTV screen near you soon. Sky has a whole range of shows lined up for 3D coverage in the next 6 months, including favourite kids shows like Dance, Dance, Dance and Flying Monsters, while hit documentaries such as Treasure Houses of Britain and 7 Wonders of the Solar System are both set to make their debut soon.

Sky 3DTV has made a very impressive start, and it’s one they look set to keep up for the foreseeable future. Perhaps, with Virgin’s 3D offerings acting as competition, Sky may decide to offer 3D as a separate paid channel instead of “free” with their most expensive package? That could well encourage sales of 3D TV’s. Hmm, perhaps Sky could mention the idea to Samsung, Sony, LG etc and see if they want to help fund it? Wouldn’t it be cool if Sky’s 3D channel was a free bonus with any Sky package when you bought a new 3D TV?

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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