Foxtel scraps 3D

3dtvAustralian pay-TV provider Foxtel is joining the movement away from dedicated 3D services by confirming its 3D channel will be axed at the end of August.

The low rate of take-up in the country has already prompted international content producers to axe their 3D output and now Foxtel is the latest company to follow suit.

In a statement, Foxtel said its 3D channel would be removed from the on-screen and online TV guides on August 27th.

Foxtel says in light of the recent moves by the BBC and ESPN and other 3D content producers around the world, as well as the lack of interest by Australian audiences of 3D television, it is no longer viable for to maintain a dedicated 3D channel.

Foxtel says it will continue to show 3D movies on its On Demand service.

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