High TV 3D launches on Canal Digital

08.12 Europe/London, October 27, 2011 By Robert Briel
High TV 3D launches in Norway on Canal Digital today (Thursday, October 27).
3D programming on High TV 3D ranges from the latest entertainment news, travel programmes from around the world to drama, comedy, fitness and movies and a slate of in-house productions such as reality shows.
“It is indeed a major milestone for us, as an international 3D channel, to be present in Norway on the leading platform with the highest reach,” said Eric Klein, CEO of High TV 3D. “We are excited to be bringing the very best in lifestyle and entertainment programming to an audience that embraces entertainment as the very essence of their culture.”
“We have already distributed large sporting events such as El Classico, French Open and Wimbledon in 3D, and with the launch of High TV 3D our satellite customers will get access to three-dimensional television entertainment around the clock”, said Petter Carlsen, CEO of Canal Digital Norway.
“We look forward to presenting High TV 3D eclectic programs to territories across the rest of Europe,” added Klein.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has announced its is distributingHigh TV 3D on TSBc’s Thor 6 satellite, located at 1 degree West, one of Europe’s fastest-growing orbital hotspots.
High TV 3D will initially reach audiences in Norway only and will distributed to viewers via Canal Digital’s DTH satellite-TV service as part of the standard family package*.
Cato Halsaa, VP and CEO, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, commented: “3D has the unique ability to engage and personally connect the viewer to content, and continuous technology enhancements are making it easier for viewers to experience 3D content.
“Without a doubt, 3DTV is already starting to make an impact in the broadcast market and the arrival of 3DTV provides an additional dimension to broadcast’s ever-changing landscape. I am delighted to welcome the High TV 3D channel to the 1 degree West platform, carried on TSBc’s Thor satellite fleet.”