Service Electric Cablevision to carry 3D TV network 3net
Michelle Clancy | 17-12-2012

The 3net 3D television network joint venture from Discovery, Sony and IMAX has signed up its first cable distributor, Service Electric Cablevision, which serves 100,000 customers in northeast Pennsylvania. The MSO joins existing distributor DirecTV in carrying the channel.

3net went live on the cableco's channel 500 with several original shows premiering. Those include a new episode of From the Basement, featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the wildlife special Savage Migration, and I, Human, the world's first 3D look inside the human body.

"For our customers who own or plan to purchase 3D capable TVs, we want to ensure Service Electric Cablevision provides them with more value for their entertainment investment," said Donald Brandt, director of programming at Service Electric Cablevision. "3net was the perfect addition because it provides our customers 3D programming 24 hours a day with content from Discovery, Sony and IMAX. As the first cable company in the nation, we are proud to also be the first cable company to offer 3net."

The network will also debut a raft of movies, including animated favourites Monster House and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Open Season.