Google enters the third dimension with Fiber TV

Google has added two new 3D channels to its IPTV service ‘Google Fiber TV’, delivered over its high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Kansas City.

The new channels are 3net, which will feature a range of original 3D programming and be available at no extra cost to subscribers of the Gigabit + TV Plan, and ESPN3D, which will cost US$ 5 per month on top of a Gigabit + TV plan.

Writing on the Google Fiber blog, Larry Yang, Head of Product Management, comments: “We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — we’re committed to making these qualities that you’ve come to expect from Google Fiber TV better and better. And, thanks to the amazing capacity of Fiber, we can also include some new experiences and tools that will make watching TV even cooler.”

According to a recent report from research firm IHS however, consumers no longer value 3D capabilities in a TV set as highly as they do Internet connectivity – more details here.


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