The leak was true. DirecTV will be launching 3 dedicated channel for 3D content within 2010.

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

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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.