ESPN Is Going To Stop Broadcasting In 3-D

Posted Jun 13, 2013

ESPN is going to stop broadcasting in 3-D starting at the end of the year.  ESPN said that there was too little viewers to make 3-D worth it.  ESPN said that the count was extremely limited and was not growing.

Last year, around 2% of TVs in the U.S. was able to show 3-D programming according to research company IHS Screen Digest.

Launched in 2010, ESPN 3D is one out of nine 3-D channels that launched after James Cameron’s “Avatar” debuted.  Optometrists have also said that one in four viewers have issues watching 3-D movies and TV shows due to tiresome eyestrain or because of depth perception.

ESPN said that they will broadcast in 3-D again if the technology takes off.