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BBC Will Take 3 Years 3D Break After 'Doctor Who' Special

BBC will shut down its 3D broadcast in November. BBC will take 3 years break from 3D after the 50th anniversary special show of its 2-years 3D pilot project 'Doctor Who'.

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BBC Will Take 3 Years 3D Break After 'Doctor Who' Special

BBC Will Take 3 Years 3D Break After 'Doctor Who' Special

The UK broadcasting company, BBC, gets disappointed with the future of 3D TV. Hence the company will not work on any further 3D project after the 50th anniversary special show of 'Doctor Who'. This special three-dimensional event is going to be the last one for the next three years. This show is actually a two-year pilot 3D project for BCC. The last show of which will go live on November 23, 2013.

Head of 3D programming at BBC, Kim Shillinglaw, stated to Radio Times via CNet that "the technology has not taken off with the British public and said that the Corporation will take a three-year break from developing 3D programming at the end of this year." Shillinglaw is working as an optional 3D head and her main job is as the Corporation’s head of science and natural history. She will return to her main job after the shutdown of 2 years pilot project.

BBC will still broadcast thus weekend's Wimbledon tennis finals in 3D. There are two small 3D projects also in pipeline that will be completed before November. But main pilot 3D project of 'Doctor Who' will be closed in November and so as the BBC 3D TV. Shillinglaw also states that “Watching 3D is quite a hassly experience in the home. You have got to find your glasses before switching on the TV. I think when people watch TV they concentrate in a different way. When people go to the cinema they go and are used to doing one thing – I think that’s one of the reasons that take up of 3D TV has been disappointing.”

BBC Corporation has broadcasted many 3D TV shows during this pilot period. It includes Strictly Come Dancing, Mr. Stink, Walking with Dinosaurs and Olympic Games of the last summer. But UK viewers are not that much interested in watching 3D TV. Rather 1.5 million UK houses have 3D TV's, but only half of these watch 3D Olympics Ceremony last year. Also only 5% viewers watch Mr. Stink and Queen’s Speech in 3D on Christmas. Hence watching 3D at home is not a very good idea till now.

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