German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland will close down its 3D channel on July 1, 2017.
Five years after its launch, Sky is moving its 3D channel from linear to on demand alone from June.
Eurosport has announced plans to broadcast the 2012 French Open live in the 3D format in the UK through Sky 3D.
John Cassy has been appointed to the newly created position of director, Sky 3D. He will be replaced as director, Sky Arts, by James Hunt, the channel’s current head of programming.
Sky’s 3D television service is being viewed in half of the 140,000 households that have a 3DTV installed.
BSkyB’s chief engineer Chris Johns says higher than expected sales of 3DTV sets in the UK are also helping to increase the number of subscribers seeing the satcaster’s 3D channel.
By launching the Sky 3D channel, KabelBW has become the first German cable operator to get involved with a regular 3D TV channel.
Ryder Cup golf, Premier League football, Rugby internationals and the heavyweight title fight between David Haye and Audley Harrison all have a place in the schedules during the first few weeks of Sky 3D. The satcaster’s plans also include contributions from National Geographic and History.
LG has received the official endorsement from Sky as its first choice supplier of 3DTVs ahead of the consumer launch of the Sky 3D channel.
Sky has announced its dedicated 3D TV channel, Sky 3D, will launch this April. A special preview will take place this Sunday, January 31, with a live broadcast of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United.