DirecTV Launching Three Dedicated 3D HD Channels This Year

The leak was true. DirecTV in the States will be launching three dedicated channels for 3D content in 2010.

Partners include CBS, FoxSports, HDNet and more, plus DirecTV will be making their own content.

Customers with DirecTV HD boxes will receive a free firmware update in Q2 2010, making their existing systems work with future 3D HDTVs. That's all we know for now, but the backward compatibility certainly sounds good to us.