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BT Vision joins Sky and Virgin by offering 3D

Viewers will need 3D-enabled TV and special glasses

BT has joined Sky and Virgin Media in offering 3D content through its TV on demand service.

The service, which is known as BT Vision, has signed deals with NBC Universal and Vertigo, to offer viewers TV shows and films in 3D. Dance films StreetDance 3D and Step Up 3D, which will be available from November 29, will be among the content available to those with a 3D-enabled TV and special glasses. BT also said a 3D version of the animation Despicable Me will be made available on the service from March next year.

"We already have an extensive catalogue of more than 500 movies in the UK courtesy of our long-term deals with major Hollywood studios and independents like Vertigo," said Marc Watson, chief executive, of BT Vision.

"Now Vision viewers can experience films at home in fantastic 3D, thanks to these new deals. This is just the start of 3D on Vision - viewers can expect to hear much more from us in the coming months."

The 3D movies are expected to cost £5.99 for a 24-hour rental period.

Sky's dedicated 3D channel began broadcasting on October 1 with coverage of the Ryder Cup, while Virgin's offering, which only consists of films, was launched the same week.

See also: First 3D TV hits UK shelves today


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