3Net is dead?
Closed on August 12, I had suspended my Directv account for 3 months and I just found this out. Now, there's no more 3D on Directv besides ordered movies. Another blow to 3D. It wasn't a great channel but it did have some content from time to time. I still have a few episodes of the National Parks in 3D recorded. This is a pretty big blow, it was a joint effort from Sony, Discovery and IMAX and it failed.
From an article at realscreen:
"Discovery, Sony and IMAX launched 3net to much fanfare in 2011, hoping to capitalize on the emergence of 3D television sets. Despite the hype surrounding the technology, 3D-ready TVs failed to catch on with consumers due to the unpopularity of 3D glasses and the high costs associated with producing 3D content.
"Due to limited viewer adoption of 3D technology, 3net (ch. 107) has been discontinued as of August 12. This channel will no longer be offered to any entertainment providers, including DirecTV,” the satellite provider wrote in a message on its customer support forum.
The closure throws a question mark over the future of 3D television - at least in its current form.
The news comes after ESPN last year announced the closure of its 3D sports network, and the BBC indefinitely shelved plans to produce 3D programming. This month, UK broadcaster Sky confirmed that it would not air Premier League soccer matches on its 3D channel this season.
DirecTV previously axed 3D channel n3D in 2012, citing a lack of consumer interest. It still offers Hollywood blockbusters in 3D via its DirecTV Cinema channel.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, manufacturer Vizio dropped 3D-ready televisions from its line-up as other brands shifted focus to 4K technology and glasses-free (or autostereo) 3D TVs."
Looks pretty daunting for 3DTV, if they stop making 3D displays that will put an end to it.
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Last edited by tomtastic; 10-16-2014 at 06:21 PM.