Canal Plus delivers blow to 3D TV with channel closure

French pay TV operator Canal Plus is to close its 3D channel. The service, which carried movies, sports and event programming, launched in mid-2010, but only reached an estimated 12,000 homes.

The pay TV operator told local press that it intends to resurrect its 3D service when there is sufficient consumer demand and is evaluating different programming options and formats.
The current channel will close on January 24.

Even viewers with 3D sets are only watching 3D for a few minutes before switching to a 2D broadcast, explained René Saal, Canal Plus managing director. The pay TV company will focus efforts on its HD offering until there is wider interest in 3D.

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