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Continued: 3-D TV falling flat: ESPN to pull plug on 3-D broadcasts by year's end, saying too few viewers

  • Article by: PETER SVENSSON , AP Technology Writers
  • Last update: June 13, 2013 - 9:09 AM

In contrast, ultra HD video is more easily scaled down to regular HD, meaning that high-end cameras can be used for viewers watching on TVs of either standard.

Even as it made plans to close down its 3-D channel, ESPN said it was a leader in 3-D productions, having produced 380 events in 3-D over the past 3 years.

"Nobody knows more about sports in 3-D than ESPN, and we will be ready to provide the service to fans if or when 3-D does take off," it said in a statement. "We continue to experiment with things like ultrahigh definition."

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