Sky 3D channel: line-up revealed

Sky 3D - full channel launching 1 October
Sky 3D - full channel launching 1 October

Sky has unveiled just what you can expect from its 3D channel this autumn, which is gearing up for a full 1 October launch.

The programme announcement comes on the same day that Virgin Media announced the launch of its on-demand 3D service, proving that rivalry between the two factions is still pretty high.

The content announced is a range of sports, movies and documentaries and includes big-name films such as Alice In Wonderland and Monsters Vs Aliens.

The live events will be the biggest draw for many, though, so it's good to see that Manchester City vs Arsenal (Sunday 24 October) and Liverpool vs Chelsea (Sunday 7 November) are both in the channel line-up.

The full list of content is as follows: Sport

  • Ryder Cup [1-3 October]
  • Live Barclays Premier League matches in October and November including: the Manchester, Merseyside and north London derbies, plus Manchester City vs Arsenal [Sunday 24 October] and Liverpool vs Chelsea [Sunday 7 November]
  • Rugby Union's Autumn Internationals
  • The World heavyweight title fight between David Haye and Audley Harrison
  • Euro 2012 qualifiers [starting with Scotland V Spain, 12 October]


  • Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs [from launch weekend]
  • Monsters vs Aliens
  • Coraline
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Bolt
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Cloudy with A Chance Of Meatballs
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Toy Story 1 and 2
  • Toy Story 3 [box office]
  • StreetDance UK[box office]
  • Garfield's Pet Force [box office]
  • Step Up 3 [box office]
  • A Christmas Carol [box office]

Documentaries, music

  • The Prince's Trust Rock Gala
  • Flying Monsters 3D
  • Dance, Dance, Dance
  • 3D Meerkats
  • Bugs!
  • 7 Wonders of the Solar System
  • Treasure Houses of Britain

Speaking about the launch of the Sky 3D channel, John Cassy, Sky 3D's channel director, said: "Sky 3D will totally change the way entertainment is viewed in homes across the country. We see 3D as 'Event TV', an opportunity for people to share an incredible visual experience in their home.

"The launch of the channel is the just the beginning, 3D has arrived and will change TV forever."

The official UK release date for Sky 3D is 1 October. As this is the initial line-up, there will bound to more programmes announced in due course.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.