Sony, Discovery and IMAX Ready to Launch 3net
The new all-3D network will launch in the U.S. on DirectTV.
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February 10, 2011 by Rachel Cericola

Need the perfect Valentine’s gift? If you have DirecTV, it could be a very special holiday for that very special 3D fan in your life.

After months of waiting and wondering when the previously announced Sony, Discovery and IMAX 3D network would launch, we have a date. The three superpowers now say that 3net, the trio’s new network, will launch on DirecTV in the U.S. on February 13, 2011.

Subscribers can expect 3net to go live that night at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on channel 107.

The channel will kick off with one-hour original programs “China Revealed” and “Forgotten Planet.” Then, viewers will be treated to the 3D TV premiere of “Into the Deep 3D.”

From there, the network promises 3D premieres every single night at 9:00 p.m. (EST), throughout the month of February. See below for the network’s official description of premiere night programming, as well as a network promo.

3net Premiere Night Schedule (all times Eastern):

China Revealed (8:00 p.m.): China’s beauty is little seen, often hidden and always surprising. This hour-long series explores the thronging cities, epic vistas and spiritual heartlands of this huge and mysterious nation in stunning 3D.? Produced by Natural History New Zealand Ltd.

Into the Deep 3D (9:00 p.m.): This IMAX special takes audiences on a spectacular three-dimensional exploration of the undersea world. Using the IMAX 3D camera in its underwater housing for the first time, this film captures unique marine life and magnificent underwater vistas.

Forgotten Planet (10:00 p.m.): Explore the strangest places on earth—once vibrant cities now completely devoid of all humanity.? This series of one-hour programs imagines the world humans will one day leave behind by exploring what we’ve already abandoned. Produced by Flight 33 Productions.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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