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.