Canal+ to cease 3D broadcasts
09.38 Europe/London, December 30, 2011

Canal+ is to end its experimental 3D channel as of January 24, 2012. Reports in the French media indicate the channel had only managed to derive some 30,000 subscribers.

Initially launched in June 2010, the French premium channel had always taken a softly, softly approach to 3D broadcasts, running a single movie and one live event every month. It was also able to draw on 3D content produced in the UK and Spain.

Transmissions were receivable on Canalís range of PVRs, including Le Cube, as well as IPTV Networks Free and SFR.

Local website Planet CSAT indicated that Canal might return to 3D when it is able to provide subscribers with a better experience.