3net to launch weekend 3D TV programming for kids

Consumer Reports News: August 31, 2011 10:51 AM

If you have a 3D TV and have been looking for more family-friendly 3D fare, the 3net channel is gearing up to deliver it. Starting early this fall, the full-time 3D network— a joint venture from Sony, Discovery, and IMAX—will kick off a block of 3D programming for kids that will initially carry more than 30 hours of family-oriented shows and movies.

The company will begin its programming on September 25 with a special premiere of two new animated 3D series, "Bolts and Blips"—where average-Joe robots dream of becoming battle bots—and "Dream Defenders," in which a set of twins try to thwart nightmares from a dream world from taking over the real world.

3Net will begin its regular Saturday and Sunday kids programming, called "Three Dee Kids," on October 25. In addition to the two new animated series, the lineup will include family-friendly movies from Sony Pictures, a live-action series called "Feeding Time," and short-form content aimed at kids. As the season progresses, more family-oriented movies plus new live-action and animated series will be added to the slate.

To see 3net's entire kids' 3D TV lineup, visit the company's website. And if you own a 3D TV and can get the 3net channel, let us know what you think of its programs.

James K. Willcox

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