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ESPN closes 3D channel after three years

  • ESPN has been forced to close its 3D channel in the United States on the back of a lack of consumers.

    The cable channel had been described as a turning point for 3D when the Disney-owned sports network launched it three years ago.

    The world's first 24x7 sports 3D channel went on air with the 2010 World Cup match between South Africa and Mexico.

    A spokesperson said ESPN would now utilize its 3D resources to "other products and services that will better serve fans".

    The channel will go off air by the end of the year.

    According to recent figures from the U.S., only around 120,000 people are watching 3D channels at any given time.

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