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Google IPTV goes multidimensional with ESPN 3D, 3net

Google Fiber TV, the search giant’s implementation in Kansas City, is entering the third dimension with the addition of two channels, 3net and ESPN3D — the first foray into 3D for the carrier.

“We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — we’re committed to making these qualities that you’ve come to expect from Google Fiber TV better and better,” said Larry Yang, head of product management at Google, in a blog.

“And, thanks to the amazing capacity of Fiber, we can also include some new experiences and tools that will make watching TV even cooler. For example, 3D channels.”

Subscribers to the Gigabit + TV plan will automatically get 3net, which features a library of original 3D programming, including natural history, documentary, action/adventure, kids and family, lifestyle and cuisine, concerts, movies, scripted series and others. ESPN3D, a 24/7 3D sports network, is available through Google Fiber for $5 per month with a Gigabit + TV plan.

Existing customers can find 3net on channel 338, and call to sign up for ESPN3D.

“You should be able to kick back and relax with all of the TV programming that you love,” Yang said. “That’s why Fiber TV comes with a comprehensive selection of channels, a storage box that

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    Now if they would just design some efficient interfaces with cool capabilities and open up access to knowledge the public paid for already via the USA government, integrate it with visual references and fix the democracy/voting problem, then we'd be somewhat happy.

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