Not only will the channel offer sports and movies, but live concerts as well.
DirecTV isn't the only game in town when it comes to 3D. Comcast has officially launched its own 3D channel called Xfinity 3D. It sounds promising too, since new and live content is hyped over filler documentaries.
It's not that documentaries on scary castles, the ocean, the sun and dinosaurs aren't interesting, it's just that they're not incredibly compelling. Both 3D channels offer documentary content, and plenty of 2D channels do too. The thing that's setting Xfinity 3D apart - at least for now - is the promise of live content.
The first night kicked off with the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic which was followed by a Kings of Leon concert. Events like this make Xfinity 3D look very appealing.