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Launched February 13, 2011 (2011-02-13)
Closed August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)
Owned by Discovery Communications
IMAX Corporation
Picture format 1080i (3DTV)
Slogan A 3D channel by Discovery, Sony and IMAX
Country United States
Broadcast area Nationwide
Sister channel(s) GSN
Sony Movie Channel
Cine Sony Television
Discovery Networks

3net was an American 3D television channel that launched on February 13, 2011.[1] It was a joint venture of Discovery Communications, Sony and IMAX Corporation. The partnership was announced in June 2010 [2] and the channel was previewed publicly at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.[3]


DirecTV carried the channel exclusively since launch.[1] Nintendo's 3DS handheld system frequently provides episodic clips of content from 3net's programs on their Nintendo Video service.[4] On August 12, 2014, 3net ceased broadcasting to all providers and was dropped from the DirecTV channel lineup.[5] According to the </i>Realscreen</i> magazine, 3net has now closed down as a channel.[6]


The channel had several original shows as well as theatrical films.[7]

Original shows



  1. ^ a b Sony, Discovery and IMAX to Launch 3net, the 24/7 3D Television Network, in the U.S. February 13, 2011 on DIRECTV DirecTV Press Release February 10, 2011
  2. ^ "Cosgrove To Head Discovery 3D Network - Programming Veteran To Report To JV Board, Comprising Sony, IMAX, Discovery Officials". Multichannel News. June 8, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "CES: Discovery, Sony, IMAX Officially Debut '3net'". Multichannel News. January 5, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dreamworks Animation, 3NET, Blue Man Group Provide 3D Videos for Nintendo 3DS". Nintendo. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
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  6. ^ Ritchie, Kevin (2014-09-25). "Discovery, Sony, Imax quietly shutter 3D channel 3net". Realscreen (Brunico Communications). Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Introducing 3net -- The 3D Joint Venture of Sony, Discovery Communications and IMAX Officially Announces Network Brand". Discovery Communications. January 5, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ Arrant, Chris (April 28, 2011). "3net Picks Up Tiny Island’s 3D series "Dream Defenders" For U.S. Broadcasting". Retrieved November 27, 2012. 

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