Children’s shows are being added to 3net, the joint venture from Sony, Discovery and IMAX that delivers all 3D programming, all the time. The new shows will debut Sept. 25, followed on Oct. 1 by a 30-hour weekend of family-friendly content.
The new kids’ shows will kick off with a prime-time special presentation at 8 p.m. ET/PT of Bolts & Blip and Dream Defenders, both of which are in native 3D animation. The following weekend will launch the 3NET Three Dee Kids lineup, which initially will feature the live-action original series Feeding Time, the 3net exclusive Puppy Bowl, all-new short-form content and more. Additional series and exclusive theatrical titles will be added in the coming months.
Tom Cosgrove, 3net president & CEO, said this initiative was a world’s first. “The announcement of a dedicated programming block for kids 7-12 and their families marks another important step forward in our mission to provide compelling, diverse and original 3D television content to the broadest audience of consumers possible,” said Cosgrove. “It further underscores 3net’s on-going commitment to building upon our leadership position in the dynamic and ever-growing in-home 3D entertainment space.”
Bolts & Blip relates the adventures of two best friend robots who aspire to fight in the Lunar League of Robotic Sports, until they begin to realize it might not be what they imagined. It’s a 26 episode, half-hour series produced by ToonBox Entertainment in partnership with South Korea’s Red Rover Co. Ltd.
Dream Defenders stars twins Zane and Zoey as the real world’s only remaining protection against invasion by monsters from Dreamworld. It’s a 26 episode, half-hour series produced by Tiny Island Productions.
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