HIGH TV 3D eyes U.S. launch following debut in Bermuda

HIGH TV 3D said it launched on Bermuda CableVision, and the New York-based network could be close to striking a carriage deal with a U.S. distributor.

Justin Borrelo, head of business development for HIGH TV 3D, said in an email to FierceCable that the company is "about to reach a satellite deal for the U.S. and Latin America and will be on air from the 1st of January. We would like to expand our coverage in the U.S. and South America," he added. 

DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV), which markets satellite TV services both in the U.S. and Latin America, appears to be HIGH TV's target. 

HIGH TV 3D is expanding its presence in the 3D market at the same time as two other major players have announced plans to drop out. ESPN said in June it would shutter its 24-hour 3D channel by the end of 2013 due to low audience ratings. In June 2012, DirecTV  announced it would move its n3D channel to part-time programming featuring major events such as the 2012 Summer Olympics. The provider struggled to accrue enough 3D programming to make the channel successful.

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