CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said Wednesday that he was skeptical about the viability of 3D television outside of sports broadcasts, Reuters reports.
Moonves, speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, said he saw tests of old "Star Trek" episodes converted to 3D, but it failed to impress him.
"Does the experience get good enough on television to work? I’m not sure it’s going to be economically viable for the near future," he said. However, he added that sports broadcasts in 3D would be "phenomenal."
Chase Carey, deputy chairman of News Corp., agreed with Moonves, saying that outside of big events and sports, 3D TV might fail to attract viewers.
"There’s a question of if people will come home at 7 o’clock at night and put on a pair of glasses to watch the evening news," Carey said.