Penthouse has secured its first European carriage agreement for the distribution of the Penthouse 3D Channel. French IPTV operator Free has added the channel to its HD 3D commercial line up of programming with immediate effect.
Penthouse 3D was launched on March 1 and is available daily from midnight until 5:00 am CET via ASTRA 3B, 23, 5 degrees East. Additional agreement discussions regarding the new 3D Channel are underway and the company expects to roll out Penthouse 3D to additional carriers in the European marketplace in the upcoming year.
Free is the first operator in France to broadcast genuine 3D channels. Currently, Free provides its subscribers with access to a wide range of 3D content: movies, series, concerts and documentaries. The Penthouse 3D Channel and other 3D and VOD services will be available to Free and Alice subscribers equipped with a HD TV box, which provides access to 3D without requiring any specific upgrade.
“We are very excited to launch the first adult 3D channel in France,” said Marc Bell, CEO, FriendFinder Networks, owners of the Penthouse TV channels. “We look forward to our partnership with Free and the opportunities for the Penthouse 3D channel.”