UK satellite TV operator Sky has quietly revealed that the Sky 3D TV channel will become available only on an on-demand basis from June. Available since 2010, when 3D was thought of as the ‘next big thing’, Sky 3D has carried content such as blockbuster movie Avatar and David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters documentary series. Rapid TV News writes that the service never took off because of a lack of compelling content and the need for viewers to wear glasses. After June the Sky 3D channel service will continue to offer movies (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men Days of Future Past) and documentaries such as Natural History Museum Alive.

Sky brand director for TV products Luke Bradley-Jones said, "We were recently very pleased to announce that almost seven million of our customers in Britain and Ireland have now connected Sky's on demand services, making us far and away the biggest connected TV platform. What's more, we've seen on demand downloads hit over 300 million in the last three months alone. That's up by more than 60 percent year on year. So as more and more of our customers choose to watch TV when it suits them, we're making some changes to how customers can watch Sky 3D."