CBS’ Moonves Skeptical of Application of 3D TV Outside of Sports Broadcasts

Apr 29, 2010  •  Post A Comment

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.


  1. Sports is probably the first application but a boring shot locked down on a tripod gets old fast. How about pumping up the volume. Shows like CSI or Life on Mars, create depth of feild and killer dissolves with crystal clear surround audio. People will stay home to watch that stuff.

  2. The fast movement of sports may actually be anegative for 3D. Many people have complained about getting dizzy and disoriented from watchin 3D. If there is one of those in every home it could result in fewer sales than the industry is hoping for.

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