Penthouse launches 3D channel in Europe

If, as Oscar Wilde wrote, a dirty mind is a constant picnic, Penthouse has just added another course. The publisher of adult content and online video has just reached a deal with SES Astra to roll out a 3D network that will be available across Europe from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The company says the 3D content will be 100 percent native 3D.

"We are thrilled to be teaming up with SES Astra for the launch of the first 3D adult channel. Working with SES Astra represents a spectacular opportunity to work with a leader in 3D technology delivery," said Marc Bell, chief executive of Penthouse.  "Our goal is always to deliver the latest technology on the world's best platform."

The company has promised it will also roll out a 3D channel in the U.S. market in the second quarter. Penthouse, which is owned by FriendFinder Networks, in 2009 launched the first linear adult HD channels, Penthouse HD, Penthouse HD1 and Penthouse HD2.

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