Sky Sports 3D could spin-off from the Sky 3D channel to make room for a growing roster of sports and films in 3D.
A quarter of a million Sky customers have asked for the Sky 3D channel to be activated on their Sky+HD box.
It’s now growing difficult for Sky to balance the demands for sports, films and entertainment to fit onto the 3D schedules.
Sky Movies bosses Simon Rexworthy and Ian Lewis told Pocket-Lint that Sky Sports 3D could launch within the next 12 months.
Meanwhile, Sky has up to 40 films in 3D lined up for 2012, and a growing choice of 3D entertainment shows.
Sky 3D is a bonus channel for subscribers to the top tier of HD entertainment channels, movies and sports – provided they have a 3D-ready TV.
But with 3D coming way down in the list of viewers’ priorities for next-generation TV features, even a channel with deep pockets like Sky must question the wisdom of investing in 3D coverage and the bandwidth for two 3D channels.