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Sky To Launch 3D TV Channel In October

Sky will unleash 3D TV content in the UK in October as it finally rolls out the first 3D channel in Europe one which will combine movies and sporting events.

Households that will have 3D Ready TV and Sky+HD set top box will be able to receive the channel although Sky has yet to confirm how much it will cost. Customers on the highest paying package with the HD pack will get it for free though.

Still, the promised line-up appears to be quite interesting with Bolt and Monster vs Aliens, being followed by Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Sport addicts will also be served with Premier League matches and Golfing events; there will be more entertainment content coming which Sky will unveil as the launch nears.

Sales of 3D Televisions are starting to pick up mostly because of falling prices and the fact that many manufacturers like Sony or Panasonic are adding 3D technology to their TV sets by default, as an additional enticing feature.

However, some like Riddhi Patel of iSuppli (opens in new tab), are rather skeptical regarding the performance of the 3D market in 2010.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.