Confirming the rumors, Panasonic has announced that the 3D version of the 'Avatar' Blu-ray disc will arrive in December as an exclusive available only to owners of the company's 3D TVs.

At launch, running through an undisclosed period of time, the disc will only be available to consumers who purchase a Panasonic 3D Viera plasma TV. The promotional offer will likely take the form of a variety of bundles onto the purchase of Viera 3D TVs and related equipment, although exact details are still to be announced, the company said.

Currently available qualifying TVs include the TC-PVT20/25 series, which has been available starting in April, and the recently announced TC-PGT25 series.

CNET spoke with a Panasonic representative who confirmed that current owners of Panasonic 3D TVs would also have access to the offer. Details are still being worked out as to exactly how, and whether or not the disc will be free. According to the TWICE report, it's also unclear whether Panasonic would make the disc available to customers who purchase only a Panasonic Blu-ray player or Blu-ray home-theater system.

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