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Nat Geo launches 3D block in Turkey

National Geographic Channel is launching a 3D programming block in Turkey.

The international factual channel operator is launch the block as part of its National Geographic HD channel after striking a deal with technology provider Samsung Electronics.

This marks the first 3D launch in the country.

The block will air series including demolition series Blowdown 3D, nature and wildlife series Jewels of the Earth 3D, Deep Sea 3D, Under the Sea 3D, animal documentary Meerkats 3D and China 3D and The Eye 3D.

The block will be available on weekdays at 10:40pm and on Sundays at 7:45pm.

Adam Theiler, managing director, Fox International Channels Southeast Europe, said: “We are extremely delighted with the association between National Geographic Channel and Samsung Electronics for making possible the first launch of 3D TV content in Turkey. National Geographic has always supported technical innovations to better tell the world’s stories from color and underwater photography to pioneering documentaries and now to a new revolution with 3D. We are proud to have a partner with the same commitment to quality and innovation.”