The team behind Freesat are ‘actively looking’ at the possibility of providing 3D TV on the free-to-air satellite platform.

Following close on the heels of Sky, which is launching a to-the-home service later this year, the Freesat team are said to be currently exploring opportunities with broadcasters.

In an interview on managing director Emma Scott said:

“We worked hard to make sure that the first generation of receivers were as future proofed as possible. The great news is that all HD Freesat receivers would be 3D compatible - if you buy a new 3D TV and the specs of course! We will continue to talk to broadcasters about opportunities in this area.”

Freesat is a digital satellite TV service backed by the BBC and ITV. It launched in May 2008 and provides SD and HD channels.