Sky and Virgin to show Discovery 3D programmes

Discovery Channel 3D

US broadcaster Discovery Networks has signed deals with Sky and Virgin Media to broadcast its 3D programmes in the UK.

It will be the first time Discovery 3D TV shows have been transmitted outsde the US.

Discovery has agreed to produce 3D programming in genres including natural history, engineering, extreme sports and crime.

Under the deal Sky and Virgin Media, Discovery's biggest distribution partners in the UK, have signed content deals to air commissions including 3D Safari, which is to be made by Renegade Pictures, a ten-part series of 60 minute shows filmed at Woburn Abbey's safari park.

A second wildlife show, called Beautiful Freaks, is to be filmed in Namibia by Tigress Productions. The 60-minute special is hosted by Discovery Networks regular Nick Baker.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.