HIGH TV 3D Launches on Bermuda CableVision
HIGH TV 3D continues to make waves around the globe as it announced today the launch of its channel on Bermuda CableVision, the leading cable operator in Bermuda. Viewers across the island will now get to enjoy the very latest experience in stereoscopic 3D television as High TV 3D features a huge array of native 3D programming including the latest Entertainment news, sports, travel programs from around the world, as well as movies and exclusive drama, comedy and fitness shows.
HIGH TV 3D is on-air today and is launching as the latest addition to Bermuda CableVision's HDTV line-up. Customers can now enjoy this unique viewing experience, the most talked-about update to TV Technology since HD.
A New 3DTV Channel Launched by TrueVisions
The only problem is this happens in Thailand only...
Thai pay-TV provider TrueVisions has launched a 3D television programming package, reports Telecompaper. The operator is adding a stereoscopic 3D channel for families on top of its 50 HD programmes. Viewers need a 3D-enabled set to watch the programme via 3D glasses.
BBC Puts its 3D Projects in the Fridge
Though the BBC (the main broadcast operator in the UK) has made a selection of programmes available using stereoscopic technology in the scope of a two years exploratory project, from Olympics coverage to spinny sequin extravaganza, Strictly Come Dancing, the take-up hasn't been great.
The BBC's decision to curb 3D development for a period of three years from the end of 2013, comes consequently as little surprise. Kim Shillinglaw, the BBC's head of 3D, told the Radio Times, "Watching 3D is quite a hassly experience in the home. You have got to find your glasses before switching on the TV. I think when people watch TV they concentrate in a different way."
ESPN 3D Shut Down Announced
ESPN is shuttering its 3D television network ESPN 3D by the end of the year because 3D TVs aren't as popular as they had hoped.
"Due to limited viewer adoption of 3D services to the home, ESPN is discontinuing ESPN 3D," an ESPN spokesperson wrote to Mashable, adding that ESPN "will be ready to provide the service to fans if or when 3D does take off." Future sales of 3D TVs will stay with Blu-ray disks and video on demand as drivers, at least as long as good glasses-free autostereosocopic sets are not available.
The stereoscopic 3DTV market is nevertheless stronger than ever, with 5.7 sets sold in the USA this year, a 39% increase from 2012.