Yesterday that the head of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Cai Fuchao, announced a pilot 3D TV channel will commence on a trial basis from January 1 2012 and will officially launch around Lunar Festival in late January.

“We have officially started preparations for the country’s first experimental 3D TV channel and have issued two technical guidelines on the production and airing of 3D television programs and 3D television signal transmission,” said Cai Fuchao.

The first stations to be trialled are China Central TV (CCTV), Beijing Television, Tianjing Broadcasting TV, Jiangsu TV and Shenzhen TV.

Start getting your 3D glasses ready!