Penthouse launches 3D porn channel

Posted by Kate Taylor

Sorry, chaps. As rumored, Penthouse is launching a 3D porn channel - but it's only going to be available in Europe.

The service, which starts today, follows the 2009 launch of the company's linear adult HD channels, Penthouse HD, Penthouse HD1 and Penthouse HD2. But the new channel brings the magazine's seedy bumping and grinding - sorry, tasteful erotica - up close and personal.

While there are various smaller 3D porn offerings available, Penthouse 3D is claimed to be the first pan-European 3D formatted adult channel. It offers 100 percent full 3D native HD, 30 hours of content that will be refreshed monthly and programming that includes soft-core and hard-core feeds. The company's believed to have been filming since last summer.

Through a deal with SES, the world's largest publicly traded satellite operator, the service will be available every day from 11.00pm until 5.00am on ASTRA 3B, 23, 5 Degrees East.

"We are very excited about the launch of the Penthouse 3D channel," says Marc Bell, CEO of FriendFinder Networks, Penthouse's parent company. "Our goal is always to deliver the latest technology on the world's best platform."

Hustler is also believed to be working on an HD channel that would include some 3D content, and which is expected to launch later this month.