UAE telcos Etisalat and du unveiled their respective 3D TV offerings on Tuesday.
Etisalat’s cable TV service E-vision, confirmed it would be running the Al Jazeera Sport 3D channel as had been widely reported. The channel will only be available to customers that are signed up for the Al Jazeera Sport package.
Rival du then sprung a surprise by launching a free 3D channel available to all subscribers.
A statement from the company said that the channel would offer fashion, art, travel, sport and lifestyle content and that the channel would initially be free. Although it was no more specific about its programme offerings, it did add that it is in negotiations with content providers to bolster its 3D slate in the future.
The operator’s set top box is 3D-enabled but users will need active glasses and a 3D-enabled TV to use the service.