The prospect of 3D television has been made real by the satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
Although other channels such as the BBC and Channel Four have toyed with the idea of 3D television, it was never going to catch on with them but satellite broadcasters like BSkyB have the capacity to launch a completely separate channel.
The viewer will not be needing a new set top box to see Sky in 3D either, as the current Sky+ HD set top box can cope with the signal.
Viewers are going to have to go out and buy a new 3D Ready TV though.
These are likely to start off on the expensive side with prices dropping quickly over the next few years.