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SBD Global/August 21, 2012/Media

DFL Reduces The Number Of Bundesliga Games Broadcast In 3D

The German Football League (DFL) "has drastically reduced the number of 3D Bundesliga games it will produce during the '12-13 season," according to Manuel Weis of Instead of showing one 3D game per game day, the league will only produce one 3D game per month. Pay-TV channel Sky, "the only channel that shows Bundesliga games in 3D, confirmed the league's decision." Sportcast, a subsidiary of the DFL, "will continue to produce the 3D broadcasts." The reduction of 3D games means that Sky subscribers with a 3D package will only be able "to watch 10 games in 3D this season in comparison to 34 the previous year." The reason for the DFL's decision are the high production costs of 3D broadcasts and the limited demand. In addition, IPTV provider Deutsche Telekom "announced that it will not show 3D games this season" (, 8/20).
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