Apr 252015
 

Sky has revealed that its 3DTV service will soon be available only as on an on-demand basis.

For a number of reasons, in particular the needs for glasses and lack of compelling, high-quality content, 3DTV has failed to take off

Due to this, Sky has announced that from June Sky 3D is going fully on-demand, and will no longer be available direct from satellite.

Sep 142013
 

Where to watch David Haye v Tyson Fury on satellite TV.

Haye v Fury

David Haye v Tyson Fury
Boxing
Saturday 28th September 2013
Manchester Arena

Sky Box Office
Sky 3D

Haye v Fury

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Saul Alvarez
Boxing – WBC & WBA Super-Welterweight Titles
Sunday 14 September 2013 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Al Jazeera Sport +10 / HD6
beIN Sport 1 / HD
Box Nation (437) – UK TV
GSP TV
Orange Sport (poland)
Russia 2 (Rossiya 2)
Showtime
Sport 1 (russia) / HD
Sport Italia 2
Sport TV2 / HD
SuperSport 6 (za) / HD
SuperSport MaXimo 1
TV10 (sweden)
TV3 Sport 2 (den) / HD
Viasat Sport (nor) / HD
Viasat Sport Baltic

 

Jul 152013
 

While there’s plenty of bad news around for 3D-TV, with ESPN and the BBC saying that they will not be making any new 3D investments once their current projects are completed, BSkyB is staying loyal to the technology.

BSkyB’s 3D director, John Cassy, in a blog, reaffirms Sky’s commitment to 3D arguing that progress – while not quite what the industry had hoped – was still being made. As of last week, more than half a million BSkyB TV customers had signed up to
watch 3D, “bringing to a close our strongest quarter of growth to date,” Cassy says.

“Certainly the ongoing economic downturn has meant that households are tightening their belts, and people have upgraded their TV sets to 3D at a slower rate than the industry first forecast,” said Cassy in his note. “Some potential viewers may have also delayed experiencing 3D, preferring to wait for new technologies, which mean they don’t have to wear glasses.”

Sky will continue to work with Hollywood on 3D movies and would continue to deliver high-quality 3D material to homes.

A Sky TV spokesman said they expected high-quality 3D displays to be widely available for viewing without glasses in 2-4 years time and “at prices not dissimilar” to today’s HD and 3D sets.

Feb 202013
 

Sky TV has introduced a new basic tier TV subscription designed to drive uptake of its 3D channel.

Entertainment Extra + will offer subscribers access to 3D entertainment content such as Galapagos via the linear Sky 3D channel and on-demand service.

3D sports and film content will be blocked for Entertainment Extra + customers – remaining accessible only by the broadcaster’s top tier Sky World subscribers.

The £31.50 per month pack, which launches in April, sits alongside the existing Entertainment and Entertainment Extra packs and also includes access to 45 HD channels.

Currently subscribers to the Entertainment and Entertainment Extra packs, who pay £21.50 and £26.50 per month respectively, must pay an additional £10.25 for access to the HD channels but this will be cut to £5.25 from April.

As part of the changes Sky will move its archive library of shows exclusively onto the new Entertainment Extra + pack.

Sky’s brand director of TV products Luke Bradley-Jones said in a blog post that the new pack was designed to convert SD homes into 3D and HD homes.